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Family Law Reform Workshops Underway in 11 Countries

February 7, 2017

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WLP partner organizations and affiliated civil-society groups from 11 countries are holding workshops on family law reform throughout early 2017. The content of these trainings will be based on research from case studies commissioned for WLP’s new global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-based Violence. 

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Women's Rights Activists on ISIS Threat to Women

August 8, 2014

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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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Iranian Students Contest Gender Segregation in Universities

November 8, 2012

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Iran Obstructs Women’s Access to Education, Moves Closer to Segregating University Classes and Bars Women’s Entry to Certain Majors

August 16, 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.

Parastoo Dokouhaki and Marzieh Rasouli Arrested in Continued Wave of Crackdown on Iranian Journalists

January 20, 2012

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Change for Equality: Parastoo Dokouhaki a women’s rights activist, journalist and researcher covering social issues and Marzieh Rasouli a journalist reporting on music and book publications were arrested on January 15 and 17 respectively.

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