Against all odds: the building of a women’s movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Abstract

Published as part of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)'s Building Feminist Movements and Organisations (BFEMO) initiative, this 16-page paper outlines how advocates in Iran have worked toward mobilising women and building a robust women's movement. Author Homa Hoodfar explores the evolving and diverse, multi-pronged strategies that these women developed through two decades of decentralised, informal and semi-formal activities, and by reclaiming traditional women's social institutions.

Citation

Posting to the Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN) listserv on January 14 2009, 16 pp.

Against all odds: the building of a women’s movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

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