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Femen, four years of activism in pictures

February 24, 2012

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Founded in Kiev in 2008, Femen first became known for its Flash against sex tourism events in the country. “The Ukraine is not a brothel!”, they say in 2008, disguised as prostitutes, independence square. Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY In February 2010, to protest against the “rape” of democracy in Ukraine, several activists burst into the polling […]

Iranian women warn Egyptian women not to make same mistakes

February 1, 2012

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01 February 2012Julie Tomlin WVoN co-editor The message of the Youtube video from Iranian women to Egyptian and Tunisian women is clear: don’t let what happened to us happen to you. From the days of jeans-wearing working women and the first female group of officers in the navy in 1963, the video depicts how women’s […]

Iranian women warn Egyptian women not to make same mistakes

February 1, 2012

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01 February 2012Julie Tomlin WVoN co-editor The message of the Youtube video from Iranian women to Egyptian and Tunisian women is clear: don’t let what happened to us happen to you. From the days of jeans-wearing working women and the first female group of officers in the navy in 1963, the video depicts how women’s […]

Iran: Renewed fears for execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

January 27, 2012

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In December 2011, reports in the Iranian press stated that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman facing execution in Iran, could be executed by hanging. Sakineh was originally due to be executed by stoning, following her conviction. She remains at risk of execution, which could be ordered at any time. Take action now Sentenced to death […]

Iran: Renewed fears for execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

January 27, 2012

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In December 2011, reports in the Iranian press stated that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman facing execution in Iran, could be executed by hanging. Sakineh was originally due to be executed by stoning, following her conviction. She remains at risk of execution, which could be ordered at any time. Take action now Sentenced to death […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]