Podcast 58: Elahe Amani on Stoning and Women’s Rights in Iran
“In late February of 2012, Iran announced that ‘We reformed the penal code, and there is a ban on death penalty by stoning and execution of minors.’ But . . . during the course of [the] last three decades, stoning has been claimed to be banned and then practiced,” gender, peace, and social justice activist Elahe Amani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Elahe Amani joins us today to discuss women’s issues in Iran, including stoning. She has written about discriminatory laws, gender-based violence, and the punishment of stoning, among many other topics. She actively speaks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and is currently the chair of Women’s Intercultural Network.
For more of Elahe Amani’s work on women’s rights in Iran, see her writings on Open Democracy and Women’s News Network.