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  • Writer's pictureBahar Ansari

S2Ep1: The Other Voice of Iran

Updated: Apr 16, 2021

Welcome to season 2 of the Lawvely podcast, which is devoted to honoring women’s rights, feminine energy, and achieving balance within ourselves and society. Today host Bahar Ansari revisits her award-winning article on women’s rights in Iran while adding insights that she’s gained since it was first published. As Bahar unpacks her article, she explores common misconceptions about the Middle-East. Listeners will hear about incredible Iranian human rights advocates like Esha Momeni and Shirin Ebadi while also learning about the discrimination that Iranian women face under the Iranian legal system. As she explains, she aims to confront stereotypes about Iranian women and to empower these same women. Later, Bahar leaves listeners with a challenge to promote the other voice of Iran; its women. Join us to discover how you can do your part to amplify these critical voices.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • We reflect on Season 1 and introduce our Season 2 focus.

  • Host Bahar Ansari talks about the award she won for writing about women in Iran.

  • Bahar revisits and rewrites her acclaimed article.

  • Hear about Esha Momeni, an Iranian graduate arrested in Iran while conducting research.

  • How Esha confronted stereotypes about Iranian women.

  • Unpacking common misconceptions about the Middle-East

  • Examples of how women are discriminated against under Iranian law.

  • Why you should care about Iranian human rights organizations.

  • Bahar discusses incredible Iranian activists like Shirin Ebadi.

  • Details on Bahar’s challenge to promote the voice of Iranian women.


“I became a journalist to give people a voice. I became a lawyer to empower that voice.” — @baharansarilaw [0:03:00]

“Although some barriers have been broken, Iranian women still face a great deal of discrimination and inequality.” — @baharansarilaw [0:05:55]

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