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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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Le tatouage de l'actrice Taraneh Alidoosti crée la polémique en Iran

Le tatouage de l'actrice Taraneh Alidoosti crée la polémique en Iran | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Lors d'une conférence de presse à Téhéran, l'actrice Taraneh Alidoosti crée la polémique en Iran avec son tatouage qui dépassait de sa manche.
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Beach volleyball and women's rights in Iran?

Beach volleyball and women's rights in Iran? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Beach volleyball is testing women's rights in Iran. Yes, beach volleyball in Iran. You may think that women's rights there are a secondary issue, compared with recent headlines focusing on a nuclear agreement, the freeing of the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran and other prisoners, and an almost-international incident when American sailors veered into Iranian waters. But in fact, this issue goes to the heart of whether Iran upholds its international agreements.
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Witness to revolution: the women of Iran 1979

Witness to revolution: the women of Iran 1979 | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In 1979, Hengameh Golestan was on hand to photograph thousands of women protesting against the compulsory hihab ruling on the streets of Tehran
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Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dozens of Iranian women inside the country have posted their hijab-less photos on a newly launched Facebook page to share their "stealthy" moments of freedom from the veil.
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Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, le sein de la discorde

Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, le sein de la discorde | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Faut-il s'enthousiasmer ou s'offusquer ? Voilà quelques jours que la Toile frémit de commentaires, à la fois élogieux et incendiaires sur une vidéo où Golshifteh Farahani dévoile sa poitrine... Par Delphine Minoui

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Iranian director Moujan Taher "I am not a slave"

Iranian director Moujan Taher "I am not a slave" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
On March 31, Iranian theater and film actor and director Moujan Mohammad Taher staged a nude protest near Tehran’s Milad Tower. Soon after, the protest attracted widespread attention, with videos and photographs being posted across social media, views of Tehran clearly visible in the background. “I am not a slave,” the 36-year-old wrote across her body. She modeled her protest on public acts by Femen activists, known for their topless protests against religion, authoritarianism and the sex industry. According to Mohammad Taher, this is the first nude protest in Iran, a defiant “no” to th
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Iranian Newscaster for State TV Flees Country After Disclosing Years of Sexual Harassment at Work

Iranian Newscaster for State TV Flees Country After Disclosing Years of Sexual Harassment at Work | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A newscaster for PressTV, Iran’s state-run, English-language TV station, has fled the country after revealing she was sexually harassed at work for years. Two of Sheena Shirani’s supervisors have been suspended after she shared an audio recording and dozens of messages on Facebook from one of them demanding sex from her. The man, news editor Hamid Reza Emadi, is also accused of participating in at least one interrogation at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.
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Talking about Tehran on Capitol Hill should not be a boys’ club

Talking about Tehran on Capitol Hill should not be a boys’ club | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
One troubling aspect of the wrangling over the Iran deal has gone unnoticed. Where it mattered most—in the Congressional debate over the deal and U.S. policy toward Iran—nearly all of the people doing the talking about U.S. policy toward Tehran were men.
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Les femmes et l’avenir démocratique en Iran

Les femmes et l’avenir démocratique en Iran | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Divergences au sommet de l’Etat en Iran. Le 20 avril dernier, l’ayatollah Ali Khamenei qualifiait d’erreur fondamentale l’idée occidentale de l’égalité des sexes, tandis que le président iranien,...

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In Iran, divorce soars, stirring fears of society in crisis

In Iran, divorce soars, stirring fears of society in crisis | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The rate has tripled, but more surprising is women’s willingness to use the legal system to escape marriages.
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