Iranian Studies Group at MIT
Lecture Series

Women and Human Rights in Iran Since the 1997 Reform" A Lecture by Mehrangiz Kar

Monday February 28, 2005 5:00pm Location: E52-175

Mehrangiz Kar is a human rights lawyer, writer,essayist, and former editor of the now-banned Zan (Woman) literary review, who has published widely on women's issues in Iran. Her publications include Children of Addiction:
Social and Legal Position of the Children of Addicted Parents in Iran (1990); Quest for Identity: the Image of Iranian Women in Prehistory and History Vol.1 and11; Angel of Justice and Patches of Hell, a collection of essays which look at the status and position of women in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran; Women in the Iranian Labor Market (1994);and Legal Structure of the Family System in Iran.

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