Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story (Translation Series) (book, Persian)

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Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story (Translation Series) (book, Persian)

Resource Type
Book or Booklet
Publication Year
2008
Language
Persian (فارسی)

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This book, originally written in Persian by founding member of the campaign Noushin Admadi Khorasani, details the history, strategies, and goals of the diverse group of Iranian activists who carried out the widely-lauded One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality. The campaign, which was launched in 2006, is a valuable model for grassroots movements in the 21st century, particularly where activists are mobilizing under the strictures of highly repressive regimes. The campaigners used the activity of collecting one million signatures in support of the campaign as a strategy for educating the public and mobilizing support around women’s equality. Their chief concerns were women’s rights in the family, especially in relation to marriage age, divorce, temporary marriage, inheritance rights, and the right to pass on their nationality, as well as women’s rights and protections under criminal law in relation to gender-based violence and honor crimes.

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