Middle East

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.

Women’s Rights in Transitions to Democracy: Achieving Rights, Resisting Backlash

May 22, 2012

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Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women's Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

May 7, 2012

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Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the Ministry of Interior released a new circular (Circular 17).

CRTD-A March 16 Beirut Event: Quel printemps pour la femme arabe?

March 7, 2012

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Dans le cadre du mois de la Francophonie au Liban et à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Femme

L'Ambassade du Canada au Liban
et le Centre for Research and Training on Development-Action
ont l'honneur de vous inviter à une conférence intitulée

" Quel printemps pour la femme arabe ?"

Le vendredi 16 mars 2012, de 9h00 à 15h30, à l'Hôtel Le Bristol, Beyrouth

The definition of "rural women's work" and its impact on social policies in the MENA region: CRTD-A parallel event at the UN 56th Commission on the Status of Women

March 6, 2012

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CRTD-A CSW 56 Parallel Event - Women's Social and Economic Rights in Light of Political Changes in the Arab Region

February 27, 2012

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Women's Social and Economic Rights in Light of Political Changes in the Arab Region

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 5, 2012

WLP Morocco/ Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)

February 24, 2012

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ADFM is a non- profit, non-governmental feminist association whose work is grounded in the following principles:

ADFM CSW 56 Parallel Event - Women and the Right to Collective Lands in Morocco

February 20, 2012

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Background:

Press Release: GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS TO DISCUSS WOMEN’S RIGHTS & DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN THE WAKE OF THE ARAB SPRING

February 16, 2012

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What do Islamist victories across the Middle East mean for the future of democracy and women’s rights?

Will the Arab world follow in Iran’s footsteps?

Leading activists from the Middle East available to discuss the future of women’s rights during this time of political uncertainty in the wake of the Arab Spring.

*Interviews Available With Speakers*

Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) – Former Minister for Women's Affairs, Iran; Founder & President, Women’s Learning Partnership
Asma Khader(Jordan) – UN Special Investigator for Human Rights Abuses in Libya; Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women; Former Minister of Culture; Leading Women’s Rights & International Lawyer
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon) – Leading activist for Women’s Right to Nationality; Executive Director, Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action
Sawsan Gad (Egypt) – Co-founder of Harassmap, a Cairo-based anti-harassment NGO
Rabéa Naciri (Morocco)Member, National Human Rights Council of Morocco; Co-founder, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/ UK) Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network

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