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.
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian security forces intensified their crackdown on anti-government supporters Tuesday, arresting relatives of the country's N...
This is a rare opportunity for all of us to hear from a leading Iranian peace advocate about her vision for human rights and women's rights in Islam.
The problem with boycotting Iranian elections is that it is more likely to worsen the situation, as proven by the 9th presidential elections.
Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.
I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.
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.
As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.
It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.
An American list of the top 100 intellectuals was dominated by Muslims in the top 10; the only other American list dominated by Muslims is the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Zohreh Vatankhah slides into the driving seat of her BMW X3, flicks a switch to some pulsating Persian pop and we're soon zipping along the narrow lan...
Ebadi and her colleagues throughout the Middle East deserve the support of all those who care about civil liberties and respect for human rights and dignity.
TEHRAN -- As the race for Iran's presidential election heats up, hard-liners are cracking down on activists who have supported reformist candidates in...
Iranian authorities have shut down the office of a human rights group led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, the AP reports.
The police raid t...
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