Women as Agents of Change in Iran's Recent Elections

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Since its rise in 1979, the Islamic Republican regime in Iran has tried by various methods, ranging from encouragement to intimidation to  encourage women to  resume  their  traditional role as homemakers. Yet during last year’s presidential elections women played an active role in  demanding  greater political and civil freedoms. In this seminar, participants will discuss on the reasons  why the regime has ben unsuccessful in pushing women back into the home.

Seminar led by Guity Nashat, University of Illinois at Chicago