Academics In Support of Professor Homa Hoodfar

Campaign run by Women in Black The renowned Canadian-Iranian anthropologist, Professor Homa Hoodfar, has been arrested in Iran and has not had access to her lawyer, family members or to needed medical care. In early March just before her scheduled departure from Iran, the Counter Intelligence Unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard raided Prof. Hoodfar’s …

Saudi Arabia : Stop Stoning Sri Lankan Domestic Worker

A 45 year old, unnamed Sri Lankan migrant domestic worker and mother of 3 has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for “adultery.” Zina – that is any sexual relations outside of marriage – are Hudud crimes or “crimes against God.” The man in the alleged relationship who is single has been …

A living wage for mothers and other carers

Petition to ALL governments A living wage for mothers and other carers Caring for others is the foundation of every society, yet this work, done mostly by women, is devalued and underfunded. We demand that: 1. Every worker be paid a living wage, including mothers and other carers. 2. National and international budgets redirect financial support …