Rights, Peace, Inclusion

In Conversation with Women Human Rights Defenders

FEMENA talks with Parastou Hassouri about the situation of refugees in the MENA region & how Covid19 is impacting them.


Defending at Risk and Under Threat WHRDs

FEMENA seeks to raise awareness about pressures on WHRDs in MENA and Asia, in particular those working in contexts where civil society space is limited and rights activists are regularly persecuted.

Webinar: The Gendered Impact of Sanctions

FEMENA co-hosting a critical discussion on the gendered impact of sanctions in Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, along with CODEPINK and Sanctions Kill. 

Femena supports Woman Human Rights Defenders, their organizations and feminist movements through analysis of trends and policy, documentation, fostering development of regional communities of practice and advocacy.

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Femena3 weeks ago
In this interview, FEMENA’s Executive Director, Sussan Tahmasebi discusses Iran’s #MeToo moment as women and men are breaking taboos and telling stories of sexual abuse. She also provides an overview of the Iranian women’s movement and stresses the importance of ending the isolation of Iranian WHRDs.
Thanks to @NegarMortazavi for hosting this discussion
#MeToo #Iran #Women #WHDs #sanctions #humanright #sexualharassment #Harassment #MENA
Femena4 weeks ago
Join Negar Mortazavi’s instagram live conversation with FEMENA’s Executive Director, @sussantahmasebi on Friday at 3pm ET to hear about Iran’s #MeToo movement and the amazing responses by #feminist activists on the ground.

#Iran #women #mena #violenceagainstwomen #sexualviolence #endvawg 

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25 minutes ago
‘Writers describe this pressure to write about the Syrian crisis, whether through fiction, poetry, or personal narrative, as a central part of being a Syrian writer in Germany.’

by @arablit
21 hours ago
US sanctions on Iran are not about terrorism or nuclear arms, rather they aim to disrupt fabric of society & push Iran toward failed economy & a failed state. Sanctions are a feminist policy issue, b/c of severe impact on most vulnerable, inc women. Where are the feminists? https://t.co/R6ATnUCzix

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