Research Article The Narrative of LGB in Iran and the Chronic Closet  Kameel Ahmady www.kameelahmady.com         Kameel.ahmady@gmail.com ABSTRACT By using snowballing and Grounded Theory approach, a research was conducted during the course of one year to narrate the continuous struggle of Lesbian, Gays, and Bisexuals in Iran to come out of the closet. This is…

Research Article Temporary Marriage-An Approved Way of Submission Kameel Ahmady www.kameelahmady.com Kameel.ahmady@gmail.com Abstract Temporary marriage is a multi-dimensional topic.  It allows Muslim men and women to be considered as husband and wife for a limited and temporary fixed time (Johnson, 2013)  after specifying a Dowar, the bride price paid by the groom or his family. (Manzar, 2008)….

Research Article The Nexus between the Temporary Marriage and Early Child Marriages Kameel Ahmady www.kameelahmady.com         Kameel.ahmady@gmail.com   Abstract The present study is a step towards deeper understanding of the phenomenon of Temporary Marriage (TM) and its role in promoting early Child Marriages (ECM) in Iran. The article reveals that traditional families wish to control…

White Wednesday and My Stealthy Movement Initiated on May 27, 2017, the “White Wednesday Campaign” encouraged women and men to wear white scarves or tie them round their necks and post their photos on social media platforms as a show of protest against the compulsory hijab in Iran. The color white was deliberately chosen by the…

His love gained was my love lost Kolsom Ahmady lives in a village on the Iran-Iraq border. As a young girl, 40 years ago, she had chosen her intended. Then her elder brother eloped – and she found herself paying for his happiness with her own freedom When I was about 10, Uncle Abdoulla (then…

Statement On The Detention In Iran Of Social Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady We the undersigned are academics and social researchers in issues concerning women and girls. We note with sadness the arrest and detention in Iran of our colleague (and friend), the acclaimed British-Iranian social anthropologist and researcher Kameel Ahmady. [1] As awards for, and recognition of,…

This photograph is of my friend and colleague, the British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, in happier times when he kindly came to support my book launch, and attended the FGM conference in Geneva in 2016. But as of mid-August this year (2019) Kameel has been detained, and subsequently bailed,* in Iran on unspecified potential criminal charges relating to ‘national security’. I…