Resources: Women and Human Rights

The Resources section provides access to further information on the themes addressed in editions of the Iran Human Rights Review. The links below are to resources provided by third parties. The Foreign Policy Centre and the editors of the Iran Human Rights Review do not have any responsibility for their content and the information provided does not necessarily represent the views of the Foreign Policy Centre.

The International Labour Organization(ILO)’s 2015 report 'Women in business and management: Gaining momentum in Asia and the Pacific' brings together data on gender diversity in the workplace, including in Iran, and also provides an overview of the status of women in business and management:

http://www.ilo.org/asia/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_379571/lang--en/index.htm

An ILO issue briefing entitled Engaging men in women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship development interventions:

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_emp/---emp_ent/---ifp_seed/documents/briefingnote/wcms_430936.pdf

Directory of UN resources on gender and women’s issues:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/directory/north_africa_and_the_middle_east_10476.htm

A report by the OECD on Women in Public Life in the MENA region:

https://www.oecd.org/mena/governance/women-in-public-life-mena-brochure.pdf

Resources for women entrepreneurs in MENA:

http://www.quantumleapsinc.org/resources/middle-east-and-north-africa-websites.html

The Asia Foundation Women’s Empowerment resources, news and calls for proposals:

http://asiafoundation.org/what-we-do/empower-women/

A unique platform for news and views all about, by and for women in the Middle East:

http://www.yourmiddleeast.com

News and resources for civil society focused on women:

http://www.arsehsevom.net/fa/

Discourse, ways and means of learning about and advancing Sustainable Development Goal 5 that aims to 'Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls':

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg5

Women’s Work Counts: Feminist Arguments for Human Rights at Work:

http://www.pwescr.org/Women_Work_Counts_Feminist_Arguments_for_Human_Rights_at_Work-Radhik.pdf

A training manual on 'Empowering Young Women to Lead Change':

https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/resource-pdf/empowering-young-women_eng.pdf

A publication of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, this manual frames and encourages documentation as a politically-motivated telling of women human rights defenders’ stories:

http://www.defendingwomen-defendingrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/GENDERING-DOCUMENTATION-FINAL-3-min.pdf

The BTI 2016 Transformation Index Iran Country Report looks at political and economic changes in Iran between 2013 and 2015:

https://www.bti-project.org/fileadmin/files/BTI/Downloads/Reports/2016/pdf/BTI_2016_Iran.pdf

The Women’s Movement, The Iran Primer:

http://iranprimer.usip.org/resource/womens-movement

The Iran Primer’s section on the Women’s Movement:

http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2016/may/25/iran-numbers-women

World Economic Forum-Gender Gap Index:

http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2015/economies/#economy=IRN

Small Media Foundation- Hard Labor Chapter on Women:

https://smallmedia.org.uk/media/projects/files/HardLabour.pdf

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center:

http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/publications/legal-commentary/1000000261-gender-inequality-and-discrimination-the-case-of-iranian-women.html

OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index:

http://www.genderindex.org/country/iran-islamic-rep

An article on some barriers to women’s political participation in Iran:

http://www.ensani.ir/fa/content/24914/default.aspx

Content from Iran Human Rights entitled Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison:

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/ICHRI_report_WomensPrison_0616_WEB_Revised.pdf

Content from Justice 4 Iran entitled ‘Girls Marriage in Iran’:

http://justice4iran.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/JFI-Girl-Marriage-in-Iran-EN.Final_.pdf

An article by Louise Halper on Law and Women’s Agency in Post Revolutionary Iran:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlg/vol28/halper.pdf

The impact of Iran’s new population policies on women’s right to work according to Iran Human Rights:

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2016/06/bill-to-reduction-of-working-hours-of-women/

Islamic Feminisms: Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran, Roja Fazaeli, Routledge, November 2016

Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora, Nima Naghibi, University of Minneapolis Press, May 2016

Women’s Entrepreneurship in Iran: Role Models of Growth-Oriented Iranian Women Entrepreneurs, Leyla Sarafraz, Springer, January 2016