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Cartoons: Iranian woman cartoonist Firouzeh Mozaffari

mozaffari6-iCartoons are generally enjoyed for their wit, satire, or just for the sheer fun of them. But in some parts of the world they can provoke anger, outrage, or even violence and death, as was the case with the Danish cartoons a few years ago.

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Photos: FEMEN, Ukraine activist group, stage nude protest against Iranian woman's death sentence - PG13

FEMEN_logoFEMEN protested the death sentence given to Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani at the opening ceremony for an event promoting Iranian culture on Thursday Nov. 11 2010 in Kyiv.

FEMEN said the Iranian ambassador did not come to us at the embassy we had to come to him and tore off the opening week of Iranian culture in Ukraine.

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Global Gender Gap Index 2010 - Iran ranks 123 out of 134

global-gender-gap-2010-iWe are at a unique turning point in history. Never before has there been such momentum around the issue of gender parity on the global stage. Numerous multinational companies have aligned core elements of their businesses and products to support and provide opportunities for women in the communities in which they are active.

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New York – Kimia Rahgozar to Exhibit in Agora Gallery

Kimia Rahgozar-i-2008-iAgora Gallery is please to present  Kimia Rahgozar in Altered States of Reality.  The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 29, 2010 through November 19, 2010.

Talented Iranian photographer Kimia Rahgozar  creates images featuring graceful, emblematic forms of humanity.

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3rd Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco: September 18-19, 2010

Iranian-Film-Festival-San-FranciscoAn annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world.

Mrs. Khorvash will be present at the screening of “Prince Ehtejab” for her tribute and the Q & A, and during the festival to meet her fans.

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Dar be Dar - How freedom became a fashion statement

Dar-be-Dar-DBD078_Black_large-iTala Raassi spent most of her childhood under Islamic rule where the lives of women are severely limited. Fashion captured the young Raassi’s true imagination and it wasn’t long before she began choosing fashion books over school books

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