Iran's One Million Signatures Campaign

Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

October 8, 2009

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On the occasion of the
10th Anniversary of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)

and celebrating the
30th Anniversary of CEDAW

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)
in cooperation with
Cultural Conversations, of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

presents:

Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 5-7 pm | Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU | 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC (map)
Seats are limited. RSVP online or by email.

Detained Iranian Human Rights Lawyer and One Million Signatures Campaigner Nasrin Sotoudeh in Critical Condition as She Approaches Day 50 of Hunger Strike; In Tehran Women’s Rights Activists Protest in Solidarity

December 3, 2012

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Iranian human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was imprisoned in September 2010. She is currently serving a six-year prison term on the charge of acting against national security. (free_sotoudeh_s (cc) sabzphoto)

 

Iranian Parliament Tightens Travel Restrictions on Single Women Up To Age 40

November 20, 2012

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Nine Women Political Prisoners go on Hunger Strike to Protest Abuse by Evin Prison Guards

November 11, 2012

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Nasrin Sotoudeh Promises Huger Strike if Denied Family Visitation Again

June 21, 2012

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As published on Persian2English.com, human and women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been repeatedly denied in-person visitation with members of her family. If denied again, Sotoudeh promised to launch a hunger strike.

Iranian Activists Circulate Video of Human Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Visiting with Young Children During Prison Visit

June 11, 2012

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On June 11, 2012, Iranian activists circulated a clip of One Million Signatures campaign member and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh visiting with her children during a prison visit to raise awareness of her plight.

Sotoudeh is currently serving a six-year prison term and is banned from practicing law for ten years for acting against national security, charges she denies. In this clip, a cheerful Sotoudeh talks with her five-year-old son, while her daughter cries in the background.

Iran Women's Movement

May 7, 2012

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Our work in support of Iranian human rights activists has focused specifically on bolstering the women’s movement and the One Million Signatures campaign in Iran.

One Million Signatures Campaign

This campaign, founded in 2006, mobilizes a diverse group of activists both on the ground and online to collect signatures, raise awareness, and spark dialogue about the negative impact of discriminatory family laws on women’s lives and on society as a whole, resulting in a dynamic social justice movement.

Nasrin Sotoudeh Denied Furlough, Telephone Contact

April 24, 2012

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Nasrin Sotoudeh

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: Prominent human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was deprived of furlough and telephone contact with her family during the Persian New Year, her husband Reza Khandan told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran in an interview.

None of the female prisoners were allowed even hourly leave during this holiday.

"I Am Not a Criminal. I Will Not Request Pardon," Says Narges Mohammadi

March 21, 2012

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Narges Mahammadi

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: Narges Mohammadi, the deputy director of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) who was sentenced to six years in prison on 5 March by an appeals court, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she did not request a pardon, as all DHRC activities were based on the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

UN Report Documents “Striking Pattern of Violations”

March 7, 2012

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UN report on human rights in IranThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today welcomed the comprehensive report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, as a significant document that gives voice to the victims of widespread violations. The Campaign called on the Iranian government to end its absolute lack of cooperation with UN mechanisms and its systematic violations of its international obligations and to work with the Special Rapporteur to address the human rights crisis in that country.

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