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We need a new, radical vision of feminist sisterhood

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and protection of women’s rights, are intrinsic to sustainable development and conflict prevention.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Inside the CIA’s black site torture room

The Guardian Words by Larry Siems There were 20 cells inside the prison, each a stand-alone concrete box. In 16, prisoners were shackled to a metal ring in the wall. In four, designed for sleep […]

Thursday 12 October 2017

Special SIMORGH PEACE PRIZE: Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER?No.206-208 (YEAR IX)

Read New bilingual issue of Armanshahr Human Rights and Civil SocietyNewsletter, Special SIMORGH PEACE PRIZE, No.206-208 (YEAR IX)

Monday 9 October 2017

October 10: World Day15th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Poverty

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA joins the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The death penalty is used discriminatorily, often against the most vulnerable people and should be abolished. The application of the death penalty is inextricably linked to poverty.

Monday 9 October 2017

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize

Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize. This round the Prize follows the motto “My ideal city” and is concerned with poems, stories and drawings by children and adolescents of Afghanistan. Deadline 22 OCT 2017.

Monday 9 October 2017

When women ruled the Muslim world

Female guardians in the historical sources. Were it not for the timely intervention of women down the centuries, many an Islamic dynasty would have torn itself apart.

Monday 9 October 2017

Existentially naked

Qantara The campaign of ethnic cleansing now being carried out against Myanmar′s Rohingya confronts the world with one of those moments that seem to arrive unannounced. Surely, by now, we should be able to recognise […]

Monday 9 October 2017

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver’s License

Time Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV […]

Monday 9 October 2017


Human Rights Watch During nearly five years of conflict, armed groups in the Central African Republic have committed widespread sexual violence and used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. Two main parties […]

Monday 9 October 2017