Analysis

Iran; from Democratic Revolution to Islamist Counterrevolution

If you are a true internationalist you should support struggles against capitalism and authoritarianism wherever they occur in the world. Maybe you have more leverage to support struggles against your own state, but regardless of that you should do your best at least to speak out against oppression.

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Analysis

Ignoring “women’s life” in the law

Gender-based violence kills women more than any other danger in the world. Iran is one of the countries where femicides, also known as “family homicides” or “honor killings”, account for a high share of official statistics.

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Analysis

Afghanistan; State-building project in the era of warlords

chapter two The previous section examined the history of land reform in Afghanistan. We will examine the situation in the 1990s in this section. Many

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Gender apartheid in the Middle East

While the legal reform of Islamic gender relations is certainly possible and necessary, they will not put an end to the patriarchal regime. From a Marxist-feminist perspective, patriarchy is a social system; it is not a product of misbehavior, misunderstanding, or mis-education, although all of these may be present in individual cases.

Woman who has always been a victim of honor killings

Each year, dozens of women are killed by family members in the name of honor, and the Iranian law can not protect women from violence. No exact statistics exist on the number of murders called “Femicide” or “Honor Killing” in Iran, and any published statistics in this regard are either very old or are based on scattered research, but it is estimated up to 450 cases per year.