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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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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
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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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1 day ago
Egypt has become one of the top 10 countries for executions & death sentences. Those arrested for alleged political violence frequently face a host of abuses including enforced disappearances, torture to extract confessions & no access to lawyers.

2 days ago
Are you a WHRD in the Global South? Do you have a radio show idea for and about WHRDs? Contact us!
Given the increasingly difficult and complex contexts, the WHRDMENA Coalition is working on creating an online radio platform that covers the issues and struggles WHRDs https://t.co/80nUiWw0kX
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2 days ago
Important thread #Qatar #QatarAirways forced gynecological exams of #women. https://t.co/3dCujFaJPK
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Rothna Begum @Rothna_Begum
Reports out today of a shocking incident on Oct 2 of women taken off a plane in #Qatar that was bound for Australia and subject to forced medical examinations after a premature baby was found abandoned in a toilet airport. More to this story below 👇 https://t.co/qEZCOsQCrN https://t.co/YEqwIn3cAl

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