Women and the Iranian Elections

by Sussan Tahmasebi A group of women’s rights activists issued a statement on May 6 outlining their demands for the next president of Iran. The statement, which calls for improved economic opportunities for women, reform of discriminatory laws, access to… Continue Reading  

Gaza’s Women Are Being Besieged on All Sides

By Reem Amer and Tanya Rubinstein Over the past few weeks the Israeli media has focused much of its time on the all-female flotilla to Gaza, which was stopped by the Israeli army on the way from Sicily to the… Continue Reading  

Israel’s “50 Most Influential Women”—Not a Single Arab

by Samah Salaime Last week the Israeli magazine Lady Globes (put out by business daily Globes) published its list of Israel’s 50 most influential women for 2016. Although it remains unclear what it takes for a woman to make the list — not… Continue Reading  

Women in Iran’s Parliament: Opportunities and Challenges

by Sussan Tahmasebi Iran’s tenth parliament will begin its term in June boasting many firsts, including the highest number of female parliamentarians. In Iran’s first round of parliamentary elections, 14 female MPs were elected, and, according to the results of… Continue Reading  

She Who Tells a Story

by John Feffer Kathryn Wat, chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, discusses the new exhibition of photography by women from Iran and the Arab world, “She Who Tells a Story.” Conducted on April… Continue Reading