Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Iranian Presidential Contenders Court Women Voters
For the first time in Iran's 30-year history of presidential elections, candidates are going all out to win over female voters, making a flurry of last-minute appeals before Friday's balloting. Today's campaigns are a departure from the past,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Iranian President appoints three women to cabinet
IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has moved to soften his hardline image by nominating three women to his cabinet following June's disputed election.As a trial began of 25 more activists and opposition supporters, Mr Ahmadinejad named MP...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Male Clerics Call for Justice While Female Parliamentarians Oppose Discriminatory Laws Against Women
Iranian women have been expressing their opposition to discriminatory laws and calling for equality and justice. Through campaigns such as the One Million Signatures Campaign, they have approached Iran's judiciary officials and legislature to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Iran's parliament begins cabinet debates
Regarding the three female nominees, he said that "their presence would boost the confidence of Iranian women" and vowed to provide grounds for more active participation of women in politics and other social arenas.According to Press TV,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Paradoxes of Iranian Society Spur on Heroic Women
Haleh Sahabi is the latest Iranian woman to die in political violence. On Wednesday, security forces attempting to cut short the Tehran funeral of her father scuffled with Sahabi, 55, who died of an apparent heart attack. Sahabi had been let...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Culture Matters – Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations
This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The culmination of two years' work with UNFPA field offices...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Towards Inclusive Governance: Promoting the Participation of Disadvantaged Groups in Asia-Pacific
This publication examines the application of the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability and empowerment in governance arenas. It promotes the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...