Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a highly respected university professor at Concordia University, Montreal has been arrested and detained in Iran's notorious Evin prison on Monday 6, June 2016. She is an anthropologist who conducts ethnographic research across the Middle East, as well on Muslims living in the West.

Le Dr Homa Hoodfar, professeure dûment respectée de l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, a été arrêtée et détenue à la fameuse prison Evin, le lundi 6 juin 2016. C’est une anthropologue qui mène des recherches ethnographiques au Moyen-Orient, aussi bien qu’auprès des musulmans vivant en Occident. Sa recherche est connue pour être équilibrée et plusieurs de ses études mettent l’accent sur les opportunités et le statut élevé offerts aux femmes dans de nombreux pays musulmans, y compris en Iran.

File 3519


Source: Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan

January 21, 2016- Kabul, Afghanistan 

File 3289

ماريانا الطباع، باحثة وإحدي شركاء شبكة نساء يعيشون في ظل قوانين المسلمين


عرائس السلام فيلم قصير يحكي قصة فتيات سوريات تظاهروا بسلام لإيمانهم بأن التظاهر السلمي هو الطريق لسقط النظام السوري، لكن تم اعتقالهن لمدة شهرين. بعد شهرين إعتقالهن خرجوا ورأوا أن سلمية التظاهر قد إانتهت وأن ثورتهن اصبحت مسلحة، حرب للبقاء.

The issue of women’s subordinate legal, social and political position in Afghan society and the failure of the government to meet its obligations to ensure gender equality and address discriminatory social attitudes forms the basis of this report. Cultural, religious and social norms are at the root of the various kinds of abuse experienced by women human rights defenders.

A newsheet round-up of news and analysis relevant to Shirkat Gah's work. 

Please download the pdf to view the Newsheet.


As international networks and organisations concerned with equality between all citizens before the law, standing for secularism as prevention of communalism, we are closely following and monitoring the case against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and husband Javed Anand in India.

Syndicate content