As many KPFK listeners will know, Sunday, March 8, was International Women's Day. In honor of that, this edition of Indymedia On Air focuses on Iranian women.
Iranian women are misunderstood in the West, and misrepresented in our mainstream media. While coverage of the Middle East focuses on war, oil and religious strife, women are far too often relegated to the background.
On this edition of Indymedia On Air, we hear about the Iranian women's movement from a young Iranian American feminist, Roja Bandari. She's a local activist with the One Million Signatures Campaign (also known as the Campaign for Equality).
We also hear from two American activists who recently visited Iran, Ariel Vegosen and Rae Abileah. They're members of Code Pink.
The talks were recorded at an event at the Cal State Northridge Journalism Department. CSUN graduate student Esha Momeni was arrested in October for interviewing women's rights activists in Iran for her master's degree project. She was held for nearly a month in Evin Prison. The government has barred her from leaving the country. For more information about Esha Momeni's case, visit the For-Esha Blog.
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