First Iranian Women Gear Up For
The two-day camp was held in Kelardasht, in the heights of Alam Kouh, north of Iran.
Iran's national woman mountaineering team will set out to Himalya region to conquer the 8848-meter Everest mountain late on this year.
Iranian woman deported from Canada
awaits trial in Iran
She is facing several charges including leaving Iran
illegally. A lawyer in Iran sent a letter to Canadian authorities
saying that she could be tried at an Islamic court where the maximum
punishment is death. Her sister Laleh Sahba told CTV's Renu Bakshi
that she had been detained at Tehran Airport for 26 hours upon her
arrival. She tearfully recounted her conversation with her sister
after she was released. She said she pleaded over the phone "to
please bring her back." Canadian immigrations officials said
40 Iranians were deported from British Columbia in the past year and
there hasn't been proof of any torture, Bakshi reported. Sahba's lawyer
told CTV's Rob Brown that she didn't do everything in her power to
stay. Peter Larlee said that she failed to ask a federal judge to
review her denied refugee claim. Her lawyer at the time, Lee Rankin,
could not recall why they didn't seek the judicial review but said
it is usually because clients cannot afford the expense.
Women journalists imprisoned
Iran Press News
Sent by: Shahrokh
According to BBC radio, quoting sources in Iran, yesterday: "There are reports of severe mistreatment of the two journalists Fereshteh Qâzi and Mahboubeh Abbassqolizâdeh at the hands of men interogators."
Fereshteh Qâzi was arrested on October 27th and detained at the Office of Social Graces. Mahboubeh Abbassqolizâdeh was arrested on November 3rd by agents of the District Attorney of the Islamic regime in Tehran and immediately sent to prison.
Last year Zahra Kazemi, an Iranian-Canadian journalist was arrested by the nefarious agents of the Islamic regime and taken to Evin prison where she was brutally gang-raped. Her skull was then kicked in and due to the severity of the torture died. In order to conceal this hainous crime, the Islamic regime immediately buried her.
Leila, a 19 year old woman, faces imminent execution in Iran. What childhood she has had has been marred with physical and sexual abuse from the age of 8, giving birth to her first child at the age of 9. Having become a concubine to an Afghan man at the age of 12, Leila was forced into prostitution by him until the age of 14 when she gave birth to twin daughters. Leila was then given to a 55 year old married man who continued her history of abuse until her arrest at the age of 18, when she was found guilty of prostitution. Prostitution carries the death penalty under the Islamic laws of Iran.
Iranian Women Warrior in Ancient
DNA tests on the 2,000-year-old bones of a sword-wielding Iranian warrior have revealed the broad-framed skeleton belonged to woman, an archaeologist working in the northwestern city of Tabriz said on Saturday.
"Despite earlier comments that the warrior was a man because of the metal sword, DNA tests showed the skeleton inside the tomb belonged to a female warrior," Alireza Hojabri-Nobari told the Hambastegi newspaper. He added that the tomb, which had all the trappings of a warrior's final resting place, was one of 109 and that DNA tests were being carried out on the other skeletons. Hambastegi said other ancient tombs believed to belong to women warriors have been unearthed close to the Caspian Sea.
Ukraine's 'goddess of revolution'
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Egypt feminist in presidency bid
of Kenya wins 2004
Nobel Peace Prize
Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt movement in Kenya in 1977, which has planted more than 10 million trees to prevent soil erosion and provide firewood for cooking fires. A 1989 United Nations report noted that only 9 trees were being replanted in Africa for every 100 that were cut down, causing serious problems with deforestation: soil runoff, water pollution, difficulty finding firewood, lack of animal nutrition, etc. (Read More)
The hard-liners who won Iran's parliamentary elections last February have focused on women's rights in their efforts to reverse some of the reforms carried out under the moderate president, Mohammad Khatami.
woman chopped up husband