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United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Argo and U.S.-Iranian Inertia

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 05.03.2013 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Perhaps the Canadians who continue to have diplomatic ties with Iran could also play an important role in this regard just as they did in 1980. Yet unlike the plot of Argo, the story of American relations with Iran cannot afford to end with an escape from engagement.

Women and the Reality of the Arab Spring: Writing New Constitutions, Leaving Out Women's Rights

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Vivian Norris

Over the past two years, since the events in Tunisia which lead to a growing movement towards what many hoped would be more democratic societies, women who have been at the forefront of these movements are now finding themselves left out of the process of creating new constitutions.

Impact Jobs Worth Doing

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Wearing a job lens that myopically sees the human community as a teeming mass of potential customers and clients means you're unable to see all the powerful pathways for change, fulfillment and meaning.

Iran Human Rights Lawyer Handed 13-Year Sentence

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

BERLIN — A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court, his daughter said Tue...

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

Eline Gordts

Nobel Laureate: Sanctions 'Hurt The Iranian People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Prize laureate, lawyer, human rights activist and fierce critic of the Iranian regime. Yet despite her opposition to Iranian P...

Peace Laureates Take On The War On Women

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.14.2011 | Impact
Marianne Schnall

Certain topics have always been hard to talk about--rape and sexual abuse ranking high up on that list. And yet we must speak up more because of the many women affected.

Does Peace Come From Within? The Dalai Lama and Other Nobel Peace Prize Winners (Gently) Disagree

Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion

By David Giambusso Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Dalai Lama says peace in the world begins with peace in oneself. Some of his fellow N...

Dodging Bullets: The Consequences of Ignoring Nonviolence

Kenneth Kales | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Kenneth Kales

I've just returned from an uplifting author tour with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi for her new book The Golden Cage, to be met with a near ...

Andrea Stone

Iranian Nobel Laureate Changes Stances On Sanctions, Nuclear Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Iran’s leading human rights activist and its only Nobel Peace Prize winner softened her stance against economic sanctions aimed at the...

A Quiet Lunch

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth Kales

Two Mondays ago, at United Nations headquarters in Geneva, some guests had a quiet lunch together. Apparently encouraged by our ambassador there, Mari...

The Message of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kenneth Kales

Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi would face certain arrest and imprisonment were she to return home to Iran. So for now, she believes it is best for her to remain in exile and continue to speak out.

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

Let's Get Noisy

Heather Reisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Reisman

Last week, like so many others, I was horrified to read that a 43-year-old woman in Iran had been sentenced to be stoned to death for an alleged act of adultery. I knew I could not just go to bed that night.

Can the U.S. Help Iran's Green Movement?

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

Obama must make it clear that Iran's Green Movement has the full backing of the U.S. government and follow it up with action.

Pushing the Iranian Opposition Underground

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

No holiday is dearer to the hearts of the Iranian people than Nowruz. But this year, many of my friends in Tehran will not be taking vacations. Instead, they're planning to take to the streets yet again, in bold defiance of the warnings of the regime and the pleas of their parents.

The Persian Primer: How to Understand and Properly Make Fun of Iranian-Americans

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Ali Binazir

Who's making fun of Iranians? Nobody. Except for Iranians themselves. Most likely, this shortcoming stems from a lack of familiarity with the endearing quirks of Iranian culture that would lend themselves to proper parody.

Sweden, Norway Slam Iran For Threats Against Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian officials said Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma confiscated by Iran from laureate Shirin Ebadi hav...

A Discussion with a Nobel Laureate: Shirin Ebadi and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran, Part I

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

Ebadi told me that part of her job is to help women interpret Islam "correctly" in order to assert their claim to equal rights. If she is any indication, the Iranian Women's Movement is in extremely capable hands.

Shirin Ebadi's Sister Arrested By Iran

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian security forces intensified their crackdown on anti-government supporters Tuesday, arresting relatives of the country's N...

From Mother's Dream to "A Woman's Nation" -- Shriver Charts Progress for American Women

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lys Anzia

Like their global sisters, I know American women want equal opportunity. Let's hope this report finds a way to bring a deep appreciation of this fact, with resulting improvement, to the political, humanitarian, social and business lives for women across the US.

Iran Intelligence Ministry Attempts Intimidation of Nobel Laureate Ebadi

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lys Anzia

Nushin Ebadi, Shirin's younger sister, has been arrested by Iranian officials during a Monday sweep of the home they shared in Tehran. The move is obviously directed at the Nobel Laureate.

Shirin Ebadi Nobel Medal Row: Iran Tells Norway To Stay Out Of It

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran summoned Norway's ambassador Friday and said the country had no right to criticize the Islamic Republic for confiscating Nob...