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About Elahe Amani

Elahe Amani is a gender, peace and social justice activist. She has taught courses on the Global Women's Movement and Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives at the California State University (CSU), Long Beach and Fullerton. She is currently chair of the Women's Intercultural Network (WIN), a global women's organisation with grassroots circles in Uganda, Japan and Afghanistan. Amani has been active with the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and taken part in several panels on issues related to women's human rights, the Stop Stoning Forever campaign and the One Million Signatures campaign to change discriminatory laws in Iran.

Articles by Elahe Amani

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Iranian and Afghan Women: sisters in struggle against religious extremism

Elahe Amani reports on the Iranian women's organisations mobilising in support of women in Afghanistan and on the power of local resistance with global support.



A rare victory for women's rights in Iran

Human rights defenders have welcomed a "rare ruling" leading to the release of a woman awaiting execution by stoning in Iran. Now, the women's movement must move forward to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women; "nothing more and nothing less" writes Elahe Amani.

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