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…

Female genital mutilation performed in Iran By: Eilish O’Gara On 6/4/15 at 1:45 PM EDT The first in-depth report into female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iran has claimed that the practise is prevalent in “secret pockets” of at least four provinces of Iran and “continues to violate aspects of women’s sexual rights.” The report, authored…

Kameel Ahmady, British-Iranian Anthropologist and academic, Detained In Iran – News Updates Published Date: October 6, 2019 Tags: #EndFGM, #FGM, British nationals, British-Iranian, CEFM, Child marriage, Iran, Kameel Ahmady, Kamil Ahmadi, Morad Tahbaz, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff, Shafagh Rahmani, UK, White Marriage This photograph is of my friend and colleague, the British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, in happier times…