Mona Seif was at the heart of the Egyptian revolution. Here, she writes about her early days as daughter of the human-rights lawyer, Ahmed Seif El-Islam Hamad, who was imprisoned for his work in Egypt.
Jan 2011: in the midst of the uprising in Egypt, Iran quietly went ahead and executed a Dutch mother, without the knowledge of her lawyer or the Dutch government and before her trial was completed...
"I think it’s so important for us, as Muslims, who fully believe in fighting oppression, that we stand up for these other communities..."
Hundreds of thousands of women in Israel are routinely exposed to some kind of violence: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and economic...
Dec 2010: Mehrangiz Kar was the inspiration for the young Nasrin training as a Human Rights Lawyer, now in jail in Iran. Mehrangiz says: "Nasrin is a very, very honest woman. She has a very beautiful mind".
Dec 2010: "Many years ago, when we, the girls of the seventies, got up from the dead, there were no adult victims to talk to us.."
Nov 2010: Joanne Michele interviewed Reza Khandan: "If any government can block the power of a human rights attorney, its hands are free to treat its critics and opponents in any manner it desires. Unfortunately the international community allowed the government to break this barrier..."
Oct 2010: Human Rights Watch honors Sussan Tahmasebi for her dedication to promoting civil society and making women's rights a national priority in Iran.
1st Dec 2010: By Chris Crowstaff - "How can we do something to prevent this execution happening? Surely there is something that can be done? But slowly the reality sunk in..."
On 1st December 2010, Shahla Jahed was executed. She became a household name in Iran in 2003, when her murder trial was filmed. Safe World followed her final moments on Twitter.