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Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf

Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf

By Anil Giri The government of Nepal on Aug. 9 responded to reports of abuse by banning women under 30 from accepting work in the Persian Gulf States. The action followed widespread reports that women from Nepal working in the Gulf region are frequently subjected to harassment and to sexual and psychological exploitation. Around 244,000 […]

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Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

By Sheda Vasseghi The gap between the destinies of Iran and Arab countries continues to grow exponentially given the differences in their respective culture and history. Iran has been in a state of identity crisis since the Arab Muslim invasion some 1400 years ago, while the rise of Islam gave Arabs a sense of unity […]

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Today's Iran as seen clearly by its teenage girls

Today's Iran as seen clearly by its teenage girls

By Sheda Vasseghi  Nothing is more telling about a society than its views of itself especially those of its youth who carry the burden of the nation’s immediate future.  During informal interviews with Iranian teenage girls in and around schoolyards, one can learn many things about the character, bravery, thoughts, and worldliness of these young ladies, […]

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The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

  By Sheda Vasseghi  Recently Islamic Republic’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that feminism is “a cry of protest from crushed women in a capitalistic system.”  Further, he called on all “Muslim” women to restore their rights in social, economic, cultural and political realms.  That the goal of the Islamic regime is to methodically eradicate Iranian national […]

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Why multicultural societies that accept Shariah laws will fail

Why multicultural societies that accept Shariah laws will fail

By Sheda Vasseghi In her recent speech, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel stated that creating a happy, productive multicultural society in Germany “has failed, totally.”  The Honorable Chancellor Merkel is only partially correct.  It is not the idea of a multicultural society that has failed, but a society’s inability to define multiculturalism, and subsequently protect the boundaries […]