Invitation to the Lecture: Iranian Women: Transforming Culture, Building Movements

An Iranian woman holds her hands in the air and makes V signs as she protests in the streets on July 9, 2009 in Tehran - Source: Getty Images.
  • Sussan Tahmasebi - Source: Human Rights Watch


24 Mar 2012

Nazra for Feminist Studies invites you to attend the lecture of the activist Sussan Tahmasebi about “Iranian Women: changing Culture, Building Movements” on Wednesday 28 March at 6 pm at Nazra’s office 44, Talaat Harb st., Down Town, 8th floor.

About Sussan Tahmasebi: she is an Iranian women's rights and human rights activist. Moved to Iran in 1999 and spent 11 years there working on the promotion of civil society and women’s rights. During her time in Iran, she played an important role in strengthening the capacity of Iranian civil society to effect positive change, by co-founding the Iran Civil Society Training and Research Center (ICTRC).

Tahmasebi has co-founded the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) for Women's Rights, Peace and Security and is currently serving as ICAN’s MENA regional director.

She has also been a founding member of the “One Million Signatures Campaign”, also known as “Change for Equality” which was launched in August 2006, a campaign by women in Iran to collect one million signatures in support of changing discriminatory laws against women in their country.

It is worth mentioning that Tahmasebi was honored by Human Rights Watch with the “Alison Des Forges” Award in 2010, for extraordinary activism.

* Lecture will be held in English.