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Rouhani’s Lost Battle: UN 2030 Education Guidelines

CHRI - In 2015, Iran adopted educational guidelines from the UN 2030 agenda that could substantially improve access to education throughout the country. Two years later, a vicious smear campaign and opposition by the supreme leader has resulted in President Hassan Rouhani scrapping the guidelines. Generations of Iranians stand to lose from the decision.

Iran Death Penalty Bill Could Save Thousands on Death Row

IranCHRI - Despite resistance from security organizations, a bill that could drastically reduce death penalty sentences for petty drug-trafficking crimes in Iran is scheduled to be debated in Parliament in July 2017. If passed, it could save thousands of prisoners currently on death row.



Iran's Politics Color Ramadan Prayer Dispute

Mohammad Reza Shajarian fell out of favor after he made comments that were sympathetic to reformist critics of Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election.RFL/RE - A debate over the potential return of one of Iran's greatest classical singers for a prayer recitation has provided a fresh test of the hard-line domination of state TV nearly a decade after unrest that roiled the country's establishment.

Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace

Iran: Women Face Bias in the WorkplaceHRW  – Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women's right to work, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections.

Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is 'right response' to US travel ban

Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is 'right response' to US travel banAmnesty - Amnesty International has renewed its criticism of the US travel ban ahead of a special screening of an Oscar-nominated Iranian film in Trafalgar Square this weekend.

Protest Outside Tehran Prison In Support Of Hunger Striking Activist Arash Sadeghi

Protest Outside Tehran Prison In Support Of Hunger Striking Activist Arash SadeghiRFL/RE - Dozens of Iranians have taken part in a rare demonstration outside Tehran's Evin prison to express their support for a jailed activist on hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi.

Women’s Leadership in Iran: a Panel Discussion.

altRadiozamaneh - Mansoureh Shojaee a leading Iranian feminist author and activist, Masih Alinejad, journalist and writer and trouble maker for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saghar Qyasi feminist researcher joined Naemeh Doustar, Zamaneh Media's women's section editor to talk about challenges to women's leadership in Iran.

Shirin Ebadi: Western governments maintain a dialogue with the real civil society in Iran

shirin-ebadi-spoke-on-the-10th-anniversary-zamaneh-mediaRadiozmaneh - Shirin Ebadi Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate delivered a speech congratulating Zamaneh Media on the occasion of its 10th year anniversary.

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