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CafeLitt 58: Iranian feminism

Fri 15 Feb 2008, 16:00, by , at Cafe Linda:1909 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest,Montreal (Map)

Subject: Iranian feminism
Present by: Mona Tajali
Date: 21 Feb. 2008

The presentation was divided into two periods of women's movements before and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It was analyzed that Iranian feminism rose in the frameworks of nationalism and modernity, which tended to be elitist. However such discourse transformed after the revolution, and demand for enhanced women's rights was taken up by the common women/men, many of them in the framework of Islam, with particular emphasis on reform of discriminatory laws and mass-education.

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