It Starts with A Dream…

May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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By Roya Kashefi from Feminist School

About two weeks ago, sitting behind my computer early one morning in London , I received an email inviting me to support a Coalition formed by several groups within the larger women’s movement in Iran . The accompanying leaflet went to great lengths explaining that the Coalition’s purpose was not to support the elections, a particular candidate or indeed to encourage anyone to vote in the forthcoming presidential elections. Its sole purpose was to publicise the demands of the Coalition; firstly for the Islamic Republic to unconditionally ratify Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and secondly to amend certain articles within the Constitution. Continue Reading It Starts with A Dream……

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Discrimination Against Women Under Iranian Law

May 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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BY:Mehrangiz Kar
In the last decade of Mohammad Reza Shah’s rule, the legal and social situation improved dramatically for Iranian women. They gained the right to choose, and be chosen. They gained the right to judge. Family law was amended, and family courts were established. As a result, men could no longer divorce their wives without having a court ruling in their favor. Continue Reading Discrimination Against Women Under Iranian Law…

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