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Parvin Ardalan

Parvin Ardalan, born 1967 in Tehran, is a leading Iranian women's rights activist, writer and journalist.[1] She was awarded the Olof Palme Prize in 2007 for her struggle for equal rights for men and women in Iran.[2]


In the 1990s Ardalan, along with e.g. censorship – the magazine comes back with a new name all the time – the newspaper has dealt with marriage, prostitution, education, AIDS, and violence against women.

One Million Signatures Campaign

Ardalan is one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures Campaign,[4] attempting to collect a million signatures for women's equal rights. As a part of the campaign she has taken part in protests that have been violently silenced. In 2007 she, together with Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, was sentenced to three years in prison for "threatening the national security" with their struggle for women's rights. Four more women's rights activists later received the same sentence.


In 2012 the Swedish Migration Board decided that Ardalan would be granted permanent residency in Sweden, where she had moved 3 years earlier. [5]


See also


  1. ^ The Olof Palme Prize 2007
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^ Change for Equality, Official site of One million signatures campaign
  5. ^

External links

  • Olof Palme Prize speech video on
  • Against gender apartheid, interview of Parvin Ardalan by Haideh Daragahi
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