After eight years as Iran’s president, what is Rouhani’s record on women’s rights?

After eight years as Iran’s president, what is Rouhani’s record on women’s rights?

In 2013, millions of Iranians voted for Hassan Rouhani as president, after eight years under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. During the campaign, supporters of Rouhani advocated for what ...
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s unjust detention is just the tip of the iceberg for the treatment of women in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s unjust detention is just the tip of the iceberg for the treatment of women in Iran

The world must not turn a blind eye to the treatment of women in Iran who are oppressed, incarcerated and lacking basic human rights too In recent years, a women’s rights ...
Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Opinion by Masih Alinejad and Roya Hakakian Masih Alinejad is the founder of the #WhiteWednesdays campaign in Iran. Roya Hakakian is the author of “Journey from the Land of No: A ...
Iranian women defy threat of decade-long jail sentence by taking photos of themselves without headscarves

Iranian women defy threat of decade-long jail sentence by taking photos of themselves without headscarves

‘Women in these videos are braver and angrier than before,’ says Masih Alinejad Iranian women are sharing videos of themselves removing their headscarves in, ...
Women protesting forced Hijab (1979)

Women protesting forced Hijab (1979)

On 8 March 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to protest against the new Islamic government’s compulsory hijab ruling, which meant that ...
There are two types of hijabs. The difference is huge.

There are two types of hijabs. The difference is huge.

By Masih Alinejad and Roya Hakakian April 7 Masih Alinejad is the author of “The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran” and the founder of the #WhiteWednesdays ...

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