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In observance of International Women’s Day 2021, FEMENA along with five other organizations, organized the Campaign to Protect Civic Space and Support WHRDs, aimed to bring attention to the extreme pressures and backlash women human rights defenders who organize to promote women’s rights are facing in countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran.

Read the Campaign statement available in English, Arabic and Farsi.

The Middle-Class Women of Iran Are Disappearing
And the United States is partly to blame.

By Azadeh Moaveni and Sussan Tahmasebi

March 27, 2021

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Over the last few years we have witnessed a rise in violence against WHRDs in the MENA region. 2020 was an especially violent year, where in some instances, WHRDs received death threats and tragically, in several cases, such as in Iraq and Libya, WHRDs were killed.
 
 

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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.

FEMENA is pleased to endorse an important statement prepared by the Observatory on the Universality of Rights, which stresses the critical role of UN Special Procedures upholding and strengthening human rights standards and norms within the United Nations (UN) human rights system and calls for supporting this critical rights mechanism, which is under attack.

Read the Statement

FEMENA is committed to promote greater understanding and commitment to concepts of self-care, wellbeing and integrated security, through our social media campaign, educational and training activities, discussions with experts and activists and development and compilation of resources, working with individual WHRDs and their organizations and movements in MENA

FEMENA is pleased to join 28 other human rights and humanitarian organizations, in calling on all stakeholders to ensure people in Iran have swift, unencumbered, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable Covid-19 vaccines.

 

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13 hours ago
Alieh Motalebzadeh, who was sentenced to two years in prison, on security charges in relation to her advocacy for women's rights, began serving her sentence on October 11, 2020. We remind Iranian authorities that defending women's rights is not a crime.
#FreeAlieh https://t.co/1TK4o1Tysl
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FEMENA's Director @sussantweets provides analysis in this article on how & why women's demands were largely absent from the #IranElections2021 discussions & debates, Rouhani's failure to keep his campaign promises to women & what a #Raisi presidency may hold for Iranian women. https://t.co/PtoOXB7AYu
3 days ago
We at FEMENA extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Alaa Al-Siddiq. Her unexpected death is a huge loss for the #WHRD community in the MENA region.
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Femena14 hours ago
◾WHRD STATUS UPDATE :

Alieh Motalebzadeh, who was sentenced to two years in prison, on security charges in relation to her advocacy for women's rights, began serving her sentence on October 11, 2020. She was allowed a 5-day furlough in May 2021. Howver her request for a new trial in the designated court on "Media and Political Crimes" has consistently been denied.

We remind Iranian authorities that defending women's rights is not a crime. We urge Iran's government to immediately release Alieh Motalebzadeh and end all acts of harassment against her.
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Femena1 week ago
Listen to FEMENA's conversation with @lucygeries Palestinian WHRD, peace activist & #Bethlehem city council member. We talk about situation in #Palestine following deadly violence that erupted after attempts to forcibly evict Palestinians in #SheikhJarrah.
Lucy Talgieh

https://soundcloud.com/femena/in-conversation-with-lucy-talgieh
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Femena2 weeks ago
#عدالت_ترمیمی، مدلی از عدالت است که بر پایه ترمیم و جبران قرار دارد. این روش برپایه مشارکت داوطلبانه آسیب‌دیده و فرد مسئول انجام می‌شود و هدف از آن فراهم آوردن شرایطی است که به فرد آسیب‌دیده، فرصت شنیده‌شدن داده و درد و رنج او را به رسمیت بشناسد.

این ویدیویی با زبانی ساده توضیح می‌دهد که «عدالت ترمیمی چیست»
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