Public lecture: Human Rights in Iran “Woman_Life_Freedom”

A woman holds a sign in her hands. It reads "Women Life Freedom.
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Presentations about the protests in Iran

Protests by women in Iran are not new. Women have been fighting for their basic rights across Iran since the beginning of the 20th century. Women’s clothing, education and everyday lives are strictly controlled in the country. On Thursday, April 20, 2023, FAU will be holding a public lecture on this highly topical issue.

All presentations will be held in English, questions from the audience can be asked in English and/or German. The event begins at 6.30pm in the large lecture theater (Großer Hörsaal) at Bismarckstrasse 1a, 91054 Erlangen. Please note that video recordings of the presentations will not be permitted.

Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Professor of Human Rights at FAU, will provide a short overview of the current situation in the country and the historical context of these protest movements. Furthermore, three Iranian women will provide insights into their personal experiences in Iran and talk about their research into specific topics such as the right to education and legal forms of feminist activism.

The presentations

  • Violations of human rights in Iran – overview and contextualization
    Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Chair of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy
  • Experiences as a woman, daughter, sister / Role of activists in the movement
    Dr. Eng. Zeynab Mirzaei, FAU alumna, human rights activist and member of the group “Woman Life Freedom_Nürnberg/Erlangen”
  • The Conditional Entitlement on the Right to Education
    Monireh Zahedi Galougahi, PhD researcher on “Human Rights Education in the School System of Iran.”
  • Legal activism – barriers and opportunities
    Afrooz Maghzi Najafabadi – research associate at the Erlangen Center of Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE)

When and where?

Thursday, April 20 at 6.30 pm
“Großer Hörsaal” lecture theater, Bismarckstrasse 1a, 91054 Erlangen

Further information

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