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Zahra Rahnavard

Time to Act: Three Years Into the House Arrest of Iran's Opposition Leaders

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 04.18.2014 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

As leaders of the Green Movement, Mousavi, Karroubi and Rahnavard have been under house arrest since they invited Iranians to participate in a mass demonstration, on February 14, 2011, in support of the Arab Spring and those in Egypt and Tunisia fighting for civil, political and democratic rights.

Mir Hossein Mousavi: Iran Finds Its Mandela

The New Republic | Abbas Milani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

Shahpour Kazemi, Mousavi Brother-In-Law, Arrested In Iran

AP | NASSER KARIMI and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The wife of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said Thursday that her 62-year-old brother is among the hundreds arrested in Ir...

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

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Can Women Change The Course Of History In Iran?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Writing my doctoral dissertation on "The Future of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here?" in 1995, I never imagined the answer to that question would be found in the streets of Tehran.

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

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

Zahra Rahnavard: Iranians Anoint Their 'Michelle Obama'

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Tom Fenton Never underestimate the power of a woman or the influence of the media. In Tehran, the local press has already dubbed Zahra Rahnavard...

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World

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 ...