iran

  • Safe activism: How to protect yourself while defending civil liberties in Iran

    United for Iran is an NGO that aims to defend human rights in Iran by increasing the awareness of civil society and engaging citizens through technology. Their project Safe Activism: Reducing the Risks and Impact of Arrest is an innovative attempt to secure the rights of political prisoners through...
  • Anti-gay, pro transgender

    Most people would associate Iran and Afghanistan with a religious fundamentalism that goes completely against the realities of transsexuality, transgenderism and homosexuality. And while it is true that both countries have a strong stance against what they call “sodomy”, Iran is currently the country with the biggest number of...
  • Can I be a feminist and still go to Iran?

    Two events of particular importance took place last week: the opening of the Women’s World Chess Championship and an official visit by Swedish EU Affairs and Trade Minister Ann Linde leading a business delegation in  Tehran. Both events have reignited the debate about how self-proclaimed feminists should engage with...
  • Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi‘s 2007 animated film ‘Persepolis’ is a moving, perceptive and funny coming-of-age tale about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. The French-Iranian film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and it was very successful both commercially as well as critically, winning several recognitions from the Cannes...
  • Demand Dignity

    Peace in the world starts with peace at home. The foundation of world peace is based on dynamics of interpersonal relationships. The interpersonal relationships’ ground is mainly shaped within the family unit and the culture of a traditionally defined family – which is still the majority in the world-...
  • donthangsaman_amnesty

    Iran sentences Kurdish juvenile Saman Naseem to death: a breach of international and domestic laws

    Iran has been often criticised by several Western countries for its human rights abuses record. The latest uproar was caused when the Islamic republic sentenced to death Kurdish juvenile offender Saman Naseem, after charging him with “enmity against God” and “corruption on Earth”. Saman was arrested when he was...
  • 100 Years of Beauty in Iran

    Created by Cut Communications, the video shows how beauty and style have changed during the years in Iran. There is a strong message on how social and political  status is so strongly reflected in women’s behavior and clothes. For example the 1920s was when women started going to university for the...