Women & Islamic Fundamentalism by Donna Hughes

Women and Islamic Fundamentalism Donna M. Hughes Professor & Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair  Women’s Studies University of Rhode Island March 6, 2013 – United States Capital Visitor Center, Washington, D.C. In 1979, the citizens of Iran rose up against the king, the Shah of Iran. The protestors were...

Afghanistan: The Power of Women by Monika Hauser

In order to attain a just peace, inhumane structures should be dismantled, not tolerated. But anyone campaigning for human rights on the Hindu Kush finds themselves abandoned by the West. A commentary by Monika Hauser Horrible crimes are committed against women and girls in Afghanistan every week. Recently, a 20-year-old...

Pushed back to Square One by Shadi Sadr

GLOBAL ATTENTION TO NUCLEAR ISSUES OR HUMAN RIGHTS/WOMEN? Two years ago, when Iran’s uprising was still very much in the streets, everyone outside Iran was very much involved with the nuclear business. When the protestors were being beaten, arrested and even killed in the streets, the European politicians, as well...

Neda: Voice of Freedom

Neda: Voice of Freedom Voices of Tomorrow Magazine – July 2009  Exactly 28 years after the June 20 (1981) massacre of peaceful protesters against the Iranian clerical regime, dark smoke billowed over the country again when a young woman named Neda Agha-Soltan was gunned down on the streets of Tehran. ...

Making the Harm Visible

(The following publications and the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Women’s Freedom Forum, Inc.) Making the Harm Visible, Iranian Women and Girls – Victims of Exploitation and Violence By Sarvnaz Chitsaz and Soona Samsami Fundamentalist Views on Women Throughout the...

Rajavi’s Ideology of Liberation by Donna Hughes

(The following publications and the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Women’s Freedom Forum, Inc.) By Donna Hughes In spring of 1996, I attended a conference in Paris entitled “Women, Islam and Fundamentalism.” I decided to go to the conference based...

Women & Reform in Iran by Donna Hughes

(The following publications and the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Women’s Freedom Forum, Inc. ) Women & Reform in Iran  By Donna M. Hughes – February 2000 There is a popular notion that Iran is undergoing reform under the leadership of...

The Presidents Speech on Human Trafficking – 2004

President Announces Initiatives to Combat Human Trafficking In Focus: Human Trafficking Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel Tampa, Florida – July 16, 2004 THE PRESIDENT: Thanks ..I appreciate you inviting me to this important conference. Human trafficking is one of the worst offenses against human dignity. Our nation is determined to fight...

Remarks Of Attorney General Ashcroft on Human Trafficking

Remarks Of Attorney General John Ashcroft “Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking” February 25, 2003 –    Good morning. Thank you, Congressman Wolf, for that kind introduction, and for your tireless work in defense of human rights and human dignity around the world. It is a privilege to...