To sum up: the non-violence inherent in the pluralism of the Green Movement involves an active acceptance of difference incarnated in organisational structures reminiscent of Wittgensteinâ€™s â€œfamily resemblanceâ€ and transmitted along lines of communication connecting all those who are prepared to cooperate rather than confront each other in realising minimal goals of improvement of the common lot. This is where the Green Movement, to say the least, appears an impressive experiment. Even though the outcome of this experiment is uncertain, even though it faces severe challenges from within and without, it can already be seen to have brought things into motion.
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The Green Movement and Its Global Sigificance/Pravu Mazumdar
8 September 2010, by admin
Nasrin Sotoudeh: A mother, a lawyer, an activistâ€¦ / Azadeh Davachi
8 September 2010, by admin
Feminist School:Nasrin Sotoudeh was born in 1963 in a religious middle class family. She completed her studies in International Law in Shahid Beheshti University in early 90â€™s. Nasrin Sotoudeh began her socio-political activism as the only female author in the â€œDaricheh Goftegooâ€ publication. This publication was run by a group of individuals with Nationalist-Religious (Melli-Mazhabi) leanings.
As her first work in the field of womenâ€™s rights, Sotoudeh prepared a diverse collection of (...)
Statement from the â€œGreen Convergence of Womenâ€™s Movementâ€ , on the anniversary of Iranâ€™s Constitutional Revolution
21 August 2010, by admin
Feminist School â€“ The 3rd session of the Green Activists of Womenâ€™s Movement held in Tehran, coincided with the 104th anniversary of Iranâ€™s Constitutional Revolution. The session comprised of representatives of diverse tendencies and groups within the womenâ€™s movement; included speeches on topics ranging from womenâ€™s role in the Constitution to the more current issues such as the continued incarceration of political activists and their concern for the 17 prisoners on a hunger strike. Also a (...)
Targeting women as second sexes /Azadeh Davachi
16 May 2010, by admin
Feminist School:The recent Iranâ€™s presidential election has disclosed new policies of suppressing women by Iranian government and the fundamentalistâ€™s leaders. Although these kinds of suppressions have been practiced during last 30 years; these purposeful attacks lead to creating a new form of suppressions by religious leaders. During the recent years Islamic feminism paved a way for emerging new voices of women activities ; however this time and this form of suppression put much pressure on (...)
the statement by a number of womenâ€™s rights activists attending a Green gathering in commemoration of March 8th, with the goal of eliminating discrimination and violence to establish democracy
13 March 2010, by admin
Official statement by a group of Iranian womenâ€™s rights activists who participated in a Green gathering commemorating March 8th.
The Feminist School - On the afternoon of March 7, 2010, a ceremony celebrating International Womenâ€™s Day took place in Tehran. Participants included Zahra Rahnavard, Minoo Mortazi, Shahla Lahiji, Fatemeh Rakei, Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, Mansoureh Shojaee, Farzaneh Taheri, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Farideh Mashini, Fatemeh Gavarayi, Shahla Foroozanfar, Parastou Sarmadi, (...)
The main barriers of feminism movement in Iran / Azadeh Davachi
3 March 2010, by admin
Feminist School: The concerns of Women issues and their rights have been proposed since nineteenth century. Since then the women movements either in literature or other fields such as social and political concerns changed dramatically in terms of those rules and norms of patriarchal societies that were dominating over the social concerns and as a result those rules gave their place to equality and demanding for equal rights. These transformations and changes seem apparent and undeniable in (...)
Green movement: Transitioning from dialogue (Just or Unjust)/Noushin Ahamdi Khorasani
18 February 2010, by admin
Have they not, treated the women with the same magnitude? Didnâ€™t they detain women who were collecting signatures or for being members of One million signatures campaign and accused us of propagating velvet revolution? For years we have been insulted and judged for the way we dress, by objecting against the coop de tat, the women were not even safe in their homes, we proved to the world that womenâ€™s movement of Iran is a peaceful and anti violence movement and we have to be patient and civil.
A Beautiful Angel in a Dark Prison / Azadeh Pourzand
16 January 2010, by admin
Azadeh Pourzand’s weblog:I go to sleep determined to dream about Mansoureh Shojaei. I resist all the nightmares of her in Evin Prison. Instead, I try to remember her beautiful smileâ€¦
Growing up, I did not really know her. But as I was reaching those tough teenage years, she somehow magically appeared in my life just in time to remind me of the excitement of adventures and of being courageous. I vividly remember the first time I met her. She was sitting in our apartmentâ€™s lounge when I (...)
Green â€©Brackets â€©in â€©Red â€©Ashoura / Mansoureh Shojaee
8 January 2010, by admin
Feministâ€©School:The following article is written by Mansoureh Shojaee. She has been arrested at her home at 3:30 am. on Dec. 28, one day after Ashoura. She and other activists who were arrested the same day are still in Evin prison without any charges.
Green â€©Brackets â€©in â€©Redâ€© Ashoura
Tehranâ€™s Neynava tried to turn green todayâ€¦ I noticed this when I left home towards the vacant house of my late mother, when I felt dumbfounded by the scenes of the streets. â€¦. The scenes that would be narrator (...)
I Like His Return/Simin Behbahani
24 December 2009, by admin
Feminist School :The latest poem by Simin Behbahani in memory of Ayatollah Montazeri :
I Like His Return
The man whose chastity
Was purer than the heavens,