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Women Continue Struggle for Rights Despite Barriers

iran-women4Roozonline - On December 10, 1950 the UN General Assembly proclaimed the day as Human Rights Day to bring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the attention of people across the world as the common standard for all peoples and nations.

Prominent Iranian Student Leader Writes a New Letter from Prison

bahare-hedayatPersian2English - Bahareh Hedayat, a women's rights activist and student leader sentenced to a total of nine and a half years in prison for speaking out against the injustices in Iran, has written a new letter from Evin Prison. She was arrested by Iranian authorities in December 2009. Persian2English has translated parts of her letter to English:

Women’s Rights Activist Held Captive by the IRGC for Protesting Against Recent Acid Attacks in Iran

MahdiehPersian2English - Despite conflicting reports from Iranian security, judicial and military officials, the perpetrators of the recent acid attacks on women in Isfahan have not been arrested let alone identified. Instead, Mahdieh Golroo, who along with other [women’s rights and] civil society activists had protested in front of the Iranian Parliament against the acid attacks, was arrested by Iranian authorities and thrown in prison on October 26th.

Iran refuses to sign UN resolution stresses girls marriage in 18 years of age

iran-women4thenewstribe - Iran has refused to sign resolution which is prepared by United Nations UN human rights, which opposes girls marriages in less than 18 years of age.

Stabbing of Six Women Continue Series of Attacks Against Women -Concern Mounts that Parliament's "Virtue Plan" is Spurring Attacks

Iranian woman dances on Tehran's metro in protest against laws - An Iranian woman protests against 'oppressive' laws for women by breaking two of them as she dances in public on Tehran's subway without a veil covering her hair.

No Justice for Survivors of Acid Attacks in Iran

PayvandNews - On November 13, Tanya St.Arnauld a victim of acid attack appeared in the courthouse of Longueuil courthouse in Quebec Canada.  . Her face, back, neck and arms, suffered from a second and third degree burn in the 2012 attack of her ex-boyfriend Nikolas Stefanatos. 

Police close down more than two dozen Tehran cafes

Radiozamaneh - At least 26 cafes in Tehran have been shut down by police citing violations such as "the inappropriate hijab" of customers. The Shahrvand daily wrote on Saturday November 22 that this is an unprecedented wave of police action against Tehran cafes.

British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran left without legal representation - Lawyer for Ghoncheh Ghavami quits as Tehran says she is being held for opposition links, not for attending volleyball match

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