Keeping Iran's heart beating- Stories of Women's Rights activists

Women in Iran are often portrayed as victims - helplessly unable to stand up and claim their own rights. The truth, however, is that Iranian women are at the very heart of the human rights movement, and are some of the most courageous and effective human rights campaigners in Iran. 

Keeping Iran's heart beating - stories of women's rights activists is an exhibition which celebrates Iranian women's rights defenders. It showcases the women, and the men, who stand up for women's rights in Iran on a daily basis and seeks to tell their story. 

This exhibition, which is partly funded by TCD Community Initiative Fund, has been put together by members of the Amnesty Iran group in Ireland with support of Amnesty International. 

The exhibition will be on display in the Blue Room, Student Union Centre in University College Dublin from 12pm on September 16 to 6pm on September 17. The official launch will take place at 13:30 on 17 September, where we are honoured to have Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi officially open the exhibition. Dr. Ebadi will be speaking as part of the Law, State and Religon conference in UCD, and the launch gives us a great opportunity to connect one of Iran's most prominent human rights defenders with activists working on Iranian issues here in Ireland. All Amnesty International members are welcome to attend. 
 
Following its launch the exhibition will be travelling around Ireland, and will be available for group, schools or local communities to host. If you would like more information on this, please contact the Iran Group (irangroup@amnesty.ie).
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