At the 2014 International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) 3rd annual Forum on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security, 60 women representing 13 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia – including scholars, journalists, NGO leaders, educators and others – came together with international partners to take stock of developments and strategize ideas and solutions for combating extremism and militarism and promoting peace. Together they adopted a common statement and devised national vision and priorities for their respective countries.
Read the Iran Statement
The unprecedented, devastating and counterproductive impact of sanctions, coupled with the on-and-off threat of war, is an every-growing reality in the lives of ordinary Iranians. For the generations of Iranians whose childhood was punctured by nightly bombings, fear of chemical attacks, and eight years of death and destruction resulting from the Iran-Iraq war, the current state of uncertainty, prospects of hardship, and unraveling of the lives they rebuilt is overwhelming.
Read the full article here: Killing Them Softly: The Stark Impact of Sanctions on the Lives of Ordinary Iranians
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