ICAN in the News

Gender Parity: Rise of Denmark and Downfall of Afghanistan (IPS News)

Thalif Deen

October, 25 2023

Women’s Lives and Freedom in Iran: Gains, Losses and Lessons One Year On (IPS News)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE

September, 20 2023

Afghanistan: Lessons from America’s Failed Negotiations with the Taliban (ICDI)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE

August, 24 2023

‘I’ll Burn You Alive’ (Politico)

Daniel Block

April, 22 2023

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on Taliban Ban (CGTN)

Asieh Namdar

April, 14 2023

BBC World Service – Weekend (BBC News)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Mohamed El-Erian with Julian Worricker 

March, 11 2023

A spate of executions in Iran (CNN)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with Christiane Amanpour

January, 17 2023

Iran detains celebrity chef in protest crackdown (DW News)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with Nicole Frölich

January, 6 2023

Year in Defense: Safeguarding Civilians (USA Today)

Matt Alderton

January, 4 2023

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on women’s rights in Afghanistan (CGTN America)

Sally Ayhan

December, 26 2022

Gender Parity at the UN Willfully Ignores the Facts (IPS News)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini 

December, 21 2022

Behind the Numbers (UN DPPA)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini 

December, 13 2022

Iran’s Protest Movement and Its Future (Intercepted)

Murtaza Hussain with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Neda Toloui-Semnani

November, 30 2022

Iran: UN called to act as crackdown intensifies (Geneva Solutions)

Pip Cook

October, 24 2022

Women in Politics Quiz (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

November, 17 2022

Iran Protests 2022: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE (CNN International)

Anna Coren

October, 27 2022

‘Not a protest, a women’s revolution’: Iran’s diaspora mobilises (The New Arab)

Abu Muslim Shirzad

October, 10 2022

#GenderingGeopolitics with Emily Prey (New Lines Institute)

Emily Prey and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE

October, 4 2022

The killing of Mahsa Amini: Iran’s growing protest movement and a challenge to the regime (The New Arab Voice)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with Rosie McCabe

September, 30 2022

Despite the Challenges, Donors Must Continue to Support Struggling Nonprofits in Afghanistan (Philanthropy)

Malalai Habibi, Karen Karnicki, Harriet Brown

September, 20 2022

Quiz: Our celebration in honor of the UNGA 77th Session (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

September, 14 2022

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on Peacebuilding (Talk World Radio)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with David Swanson

September, 14 2022

What Happened in Afghanistan Isn’t Staying in Afghanistan (Common Dreams)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

September, 7 2022

Women in peace talks: a much-needed participation (EU-ASIA TALKS)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Antje Herrberg with Shada Islam

September, 2 2022

Powered by caring: daily struggles to keep the WPS Agenda alive (IdPS Journal)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Clara della Valle, Elisa Piras

July, 17 2022

UN Security Council newbies for 2023 (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

July, 3 2022

Ep 3: Interview with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini l Peace Building (The Sania Farooqui Show)

Sania Farooqui

June, 16 2022

Using Card Rewards Supports ICAN’s Peacebuilding Efforts (Card Rates)

Sean Roderick

June, 13 2022

UN and International Events Quiz (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

May, 18 2022

Afghan Women, Peace, and Security (The Iran Podcast)

Negar Mortazavi with Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

May, 18 2022

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on Afghan girls’ education (CGTN America)

Asieh Namdar

March, 31 2022

Try the PassBlue Women’s History Month Quiz (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

March, 6 2022

The Heat: Women in Afghanistan (CGTN America)

Asieh Namdar with Mahbouba Seraj, Shaharzad Akbar, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Soraya Lennie

February, 12 2022

Test your knowledge of the UN during Black History month (Pass Blue)

Pass Blue and ICAN

February, 8 2022

Taliban, Western officials meet in Norway but women activists feel betrayed by Oslo talks (ABC RN Breakfast)

Patricia Karvelas with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

January, 26 2022

What’s Happening with Afghan Women: An Inside Look (The Kroc Cast)

Malalai Habibi, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Mahbouba Seraj

January, 25 2022

Witness Somalia, a Human Rights Org, Offers an Alternative to Al-Shabaab (International Policy Digest)

Stacey Schamber 

December, 2 2021

Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Problem (The New Yorker)

David Rohde

October, 16 2021

Why Don’t Afghan Lives Matter? | Opinion – Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (Newsweek)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

September, 3 2021

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini Interview on the Situation in Afghanistan (WRHU-FM)

Danny DeCrescenzo and Annemarie LePard

August, 17 2021

Taliban says it will be more tolerant toward women. Some fear otherwise. (Washington Post)

Sammy Westfall and Claire Parker

August, 17 2021 

If the UK is concerned about women’s safety, it shouldn’t cut the GCRF (Times Higher Education)

Christine Chinkin and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

March 29, 2021

Peace Talks Need Women  (New Internationalist)

Vanessa Baird

March 7, 2021


Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Peace strategist and Executive Director, ICAN (Women in Foreign Policy)

Lara Twerenbold

January, 2020

Women at the Peace Table Yields Better Results. Why Is It Still So Rare? (The New York Times)

Alexandra E. Petri

October 13, 2020


Where are the women peacemakers? (Le Monde Diplomatique)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

August, 2020

More ICAN in the News

The New Arab 6 months on, Afghan women activists remain in the Taliban’s line of fire [February 2022]

Open Democracy Afghan women’s rights activists have long been underfunded. This must change [September 2021]

Inter Press Service (IPS), Is the Campaign for a Female UN Chief a Good Try in a Lost Cause? [May 2021]

Forbes On International Day Of Non-Violence Women Peace Builders Raise Their Voices [October 2020]

Ms. Magazine, “Women, Peace and Security in the Time of Coronavirus” [March 2020]

Equinoxe TV Cameroon, “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Training in Cameroon” [June 2019]

Marie Claire, “Global Peace is Impossible Without Female Negotiators” [March 2019]

IDN-InDepthNews, “Ban Ki-moon Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy” [January 2017]

Ms Magazine, “Five Steps to a Feminist Foreign Policy” [December 2016]

World Economic Forum, “The most defining moments of 2016, according to 6 global leaders” [December 2016]

BBC World News, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini on security in the Middle East [December 2016]

BBC World News, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini on Syria Conflict [March 2016]

BBC World News, Sanam Anderlini on Saudi-Iran Tensions and Yemen [January 2016]

UNDPA, “Women in the spotlight: Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini” interview [May 2015]

Women’s E-News, “Academia Joins Battle against Rape as a Weapon of War” Anderlini citation [April 2015]

Wilson Center, “Expansion or Contraction? Women’s Rights in the MENA Region in 2015″ Sanam Anderlini contribution p.8 [March 2015]

Nobel Peace Prize Forum, featured speaker Sanam Anderlini (video) [March 2015] or on MPR Radio, “Sanam Anderlini: women’s roles as international peacemakers”

Miami Hurricane, “At CGIU, women urged to play role in sustainable peace negotiations,” panel review [March 2015]

Huffington Post, “Support the Peacemakers Too,” Sanam Anderlini citation [Feb 2015]

IPS, “Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide,” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [Feb 2015]

CNN, “What really scares terrorists,” ICAN citation [Dec 2015]

One Earth Future, “Peace in the 21st century” video interview with Sanam Anderlini [ Nov 2014]

Women’s E-News, “Take Women Seriously In Fight Against ISIS” ICAN citation [Nov 2014]

Slate, “Would an Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Good for Human Rights?” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2014]

BBC World, “Sexism: Who is to blame?” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2014]

AlJazeera, “Iran acid attacks put ‘moral policing’ law into question” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2014]

IPS, “Women Challenged by Rising Extremism and Militarism” ICAN citation [Nov 2014]

The Elders, “Are women really peaceful?” by Sanam Anderlini [Nov 2014]

IPS, “Another Women’s Treaty? Implement Existing One, Say NGO.” Interview with Sanam Anderlini[Oct 2014]

BBC World, “Sexism: Who is to blame?” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Oct 2014]

NIAC “The Role of Women in the Future of Iran.” Panel with Sanam Anderlini [Sept 2014]

Global Post “Ending violence against women: It’s not just about being ‘nice’.” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [June 2014]

Global Post “Ending violence against women: When ‘knowing’ doesn’t translate into ‘doing.’” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [June 2014]

Inter Press Service, “U.N. Releases Guidelines on Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence.” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [June 2014]

Open Democracy, “Hopes and fears: Summit to end sexual violence in conflict.” by Sanam Anderlini [June 2014]

Inter Press Service, “Op-ed: Iran Human Rights: President Rouhani, Listen to Your Public.” by Sussan Tahmasebi [May 2014]

IPI Global Observatory. “Anderlini: Who are These Women, Anyway?” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [March 2014]

International Service for Human Rights, “UN event spotlights the protection needs of Women Human Rights Defenders,”Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [March 2014]

Inter Press Service, “Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World,” Interview with Sanam Anderlini [March 2014]

NPR, “Iranian Expats: Iranian State ‘Not A Monolith’,” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2013]

ABC News Australia, “Iranian activists work for movement on women’s right,” Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2013]

Amnesty International, “The One Million Signatures Campaign: An Effort Born on the Streets,” by Sussan Tahmasebi [Sept 2013]

AWID “Breaking Through The Iron Ceiling: Iran’s New Government And The Hopes Of The Iranian Women’s Movements” [Sept 2013]

Radio Free Europe, “Perhaps Bowing to Pressure, Rohani Appoints Woman to Iranian Cabinet” [August 2013]

BBC Radio 4, “The New Iranian President and Women’s Rights” [August 2013]

Lobe Log, “What About Women in Iraq?” [March 2013]

Trust Law, “Women’s rights under growing pressure in Arab world” [March 2013]

Foreign Policy’s Stephen Walt names Anderlini a fresh thinker on Middle East policy [Nov 2012]

Peace & Collaborative Development Network, Interview with Sanam Anderlini [Nov 2012]

Nobel Women’s Initiative, “Sanctions on Iran Impact Women” [Aug 2012]

The Guardian, “Sanctions on Iran: ‘ordinary people are the target’” [Aug 2012]

National Iranian-American Council, “Sanctioning Iranian Women” [July 2012]

Lobe Log, “Sanctions and the shaping of Iran’s ‘resistance economy’” [July 2012]

Human Rights Watch, “Fighting for Women’s Rights in Iran” [Oct 2011]

The Daily Beast, “Without Women’s Rights, No Democracy” [March 2011]

World Radio Switzerland, Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Nov 2010]

Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi [Jan 2009]


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