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Dr Zahra Rahnavard

Mir Hossein Mousavi: Iran Finds Its Mandela

The New Republic | Abbas Milani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Traditional Iranian husbands, the sort found in the highest ranks of the Islamic Republic, sometimes refer to their wives as "the house." For them, th...

Iranian Women: We Feel Cheated, Frustrated, And Betrayed (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Look closely at the images of mass demonstrations taking place in Iran this week and you will see them: thousands of brave Iranian women taking to the streets to protest an election they feel was stolen.

Zahra Rahnavard: Iranian Presidential Race Altered By Mousavi's Wife

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The crowd of young Iranians roared their approval as a group of burly men led the speaker to the stage. When the cordon of men opened up, it wasn't on...

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Iran Election: Candidate Mousavi Using Wife To Attract Women's Vote

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mir Hossein Mousavi, the centrist candidate in Iran's June presidential elections, may be an old hand in politics but he certainly has a modern style ...