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Agencies Question Need for Iran's Family Protection Bill

Iranian_womenFox News - The Iranian government calls it the Family Protection Bill, but activists call it the “Anti-Family Protection Bill.”

No News on the Condition of Jailed Blogger Rojin Mohammadi

rojin-mohammadiFreedom Messenger - Although one week has passed since Rojin Mohammadi was arrested upon arriving in Iran, nothing is known about her current condition. Rojin Mohammadi is a blogger and medical student at the University of Manila (UM) in Philippines.

Top UN officials highlight youth leadership in ending violence against women

Michelle_BacheletUN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today called for engaging all of society, and especially young people, to end violence against women, a scourge that spans the globe and takes many forms, including rape, domestic violence and harassment at work.

A quarter of Iranian women suffer from mental disorders

Iranian_women2Shahrzad News - Speaking at a press conference for the National Women’s Health Week seminar,  Dr. Abbas Nasehi, chairman of the mental health department at the health ministry, said that the figures represent a major national problem that needs to be addressed urgently.

Iran to women: No skiing unless with a male guardian

Iranian_womenThe Washington Post - The first snow of the season fell in Tehran this week, but female ski bums planning to carve fresh lines at one of the three resorts in the Alborz mountain range will be able to hit the slopes only if they are accompanied by a male guardian

Women urged to put their stamp on Arab Spring

Protesting_moslim_womenReuters - Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being short-changed by post-revolutionary governments, Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said.

Iranian Cleric Mohsen Ghara’ati Blames Women Opposing Polygamy

mohsen-qaraati-Freedom Messenger - In his weekly televised lessons aired on IRIB Channel 1, Iranian cleric Mohsen Ghara’ati blamed women for opposing polygamy and standing in the way of their husbands who wish to get a second wife. Hojat-ol-Islam Mohsen Ghara’ati is the head of the Center for the Promotion of Prayers and a Muslim scholar teaching and promoting the Quran.

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