Killing them Softly: The Stark Impact of Sanctions on the Lives of Ordinary Iranians. (Summer 2012)

In its ongoing series of MENA region ‘What the Women Say’ briefs, ICAN provides a gendered analysis of the impact of sanctions, echoing the voices and experiences of Iranians, particularly women’s rights activists, regarding the social, economic, political and security consequences. At a time when the United States, the European Union and others are heralding their national action plans on women, peace and security that highlight the need for women’s protection in times of crisis and their participation in conflict prevention and peacemaking, this brief offers the international community recommendations on limiting the immediate and long-term damage being wrought on women, Iranian society and ultimately regional security.

“This particular form of sanctioning a nation has been unprecedented in the history of the world.”

– Mehrdad Emadi, Economist

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