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  

Women Call End to Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh

by Anna Tenuta Earlier this month, the so-called “frozen conflict” between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region erupted. News reports suggest more than 30 people, including soldiers from both sides and civilians, were killed in four days of… Continue Reading  

The Glimmers of a New Afghanistan?

by Ann Jones I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends.  By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men.  The world would soon… Continue Reading