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Nazanin Boniadi is an actress currently portraying Fara Sherazi on “Homeland,” and appears in the upcoming feature film “Desert Dancer.” She is also an activist and spokesperson for Amnesty International USA.

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Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 1:28 PM

In late May, two Indian girls who had gone outside to use the restroom were gang-raped and then hung from a tree.

That same week, a pregnant Pakistani woman was attacked and brutally murdered by a group of her family members in a so-called "honor killing." Onlookers -- including police...

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'Happy' Video Shows Iran: It's Time to Let Your People Dance

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:19 PM

Despite the onslaught of attacks against freedom of expression in Iran in recent years, the international community has largely averted its gaze, until now. Pharrell Williams' smash hit song "Happy" has thrust Iran's dismal human rights record back into the spotlight.

The Oxford dictionary defines the word happy as "feeling...

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Rouhani -- Meaningful Reforms or Political Games?

(6) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 3:01 PM

The global community recently celebrated the release of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and what appears to be dozens of others, among them political prisoners. However, we should reserve judgment regarding the future of human rights under the new administration in Iran until all those who remain...

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