Category: Features

NEU Support for Teachers’ Strikes and Protests in Iran

António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations c/o Stéphane Dujarric Spokesman for the Secretary-General By email: dujarric@un.org Dear Secretary General, NEU Support for Teachers’ Strikes and Protests in Iran The Iranian government has not yet responded to the demands of four series of […]

Honour killings have risen under the theocracy

Another senseless killing once again underlines the perilous situation faced by women and girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran today, reports Jane Green, as a new campaign for change begins On Saturday, 5 February, reports emerged of a grisly […]

Tehran under pressure as Iran nuclear deal reaches crunch point

A breakthrough in the 2015 nuclear deal talks could be just days away, but key differences remain Iran has reached a moment of truth and must decide in days, not weeks, whether to accept the text of a nuclear deal accepted […]

Iran and the US on a short runway in Vienna

As the negotiations between Iran and the P5+ 1 world powers to revive the Iran nuclear deal progresses Jane Green considers the issues and the prospects for peace in the Middle East Negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Tragic murder of a teenage girl in so-called “honour” killing!

Horrific murder further highlights theocratic regime’s failure to address women’s rights! CODIR calls for campaign of protest against the theocratic regime’s criminal indifference to the growing number of horrific killings of women in Iran Official reports highlight that scores of […]

Honour killings and violence against women in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic

The incidence of violence against women has increased worldwide since lockdowns to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 were implemented.1 Iran already had high levels of violence against women, with a reported 8000 so-called honour killings between 2010 and 2014.2 Honour killings […]

NEU letter of protest to Iranian Ambassador on the arrest of teacher trade union leader

H.E. Mr. Mohsen Baharvand Ambassador Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s GateLondon SW7 1PT By email: info@iran-embassy.org.uk 28 January 2022 Your Excellency, We write as Joint General Secretaries of the National Education Union (NEU), the largest education union in the […]

Massive teachers strike underway in Iran

CODIR calls for solidarity from the trade union and labour movement internationally Since December 2021, Iranian teachers and education staff – including retirees – and their representatives in the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) have been engaged in a new […]

Iranian women’s rights defender, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, stands defiant: “I do not recognise the verdict of the Revolutionary Court!”

Narges Mohammadi’s letter from Qarchak Prison: “During the sixty-four days I was held in Ward 209 [of Evin Prison], a prosecution was initiated against me and I was hastily investigated, tried, and sentenced, in a completely illegal, illegitimate, inhuman, and […]

CODIR Calls for the Release of Teacher Trade Union leader from the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, Iran:

CODIR today reiterated its call for the immediate and unconditional return of Mr. Mohammad Taghi Fallahi to his family, as well as the release of Mr. Esmail Abdi, the former General Secretary of the ITTA, and all other trade unionists, […]