Parisa Azadi

Parisa Azadi is VO's photo editor and a photographer with a passion for documenting women's struggles. Born in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, she witnessed discrimination and oppression of women under the Islamic regime. After immigrating to Canada in 1995, she began to take interest in women and human rights. In her work, Parisa tells stories of human rights violations with a focus on women through the use of the visual language. During her time in Uganda, Parisa has documented the illegal practice of female gentile mutilation and violence against women during the aftermath of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda.Parisa's work has appeared in the BBC, Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times and others. See her most recent work at 




People's Procession & Rally Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline marches in Burnaby (IMAGES)

Burnaby Residents Opposing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion (BROKE)  organized a "People's Procession & Rally" today. The group said it was raising community awareness and voicing...

Vaisakhi parade celebrates the birth of Sikh community: photos

Dressed in colourful traditional garments and holding flags, locals celebrated Vaisakhi, the traditional harvest festival and holy day for Sikhs worldwide.

CelticFest gears up city for St. Patrick's Day: photos

Local Irish Canadians came out to show some Celtic pride this weekend with lively music and dance.

Protesters gather at U.S. embassy to oppose possible war against Iran

Protesters at the U.S. Embassy in Vancouver, protesting against a proposed U.S.-led war on Iran.

Defiant Occupy Vancouver activists hit the streets: Photos

With the encampment gone, Occupy went back to the streets where it all started.

Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson jubilant after election win: slideshow

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: a long night of anticipation and celebration at Sheraton Wall Centre

Occupy Vancouver affordable housing march: photos

Occupy Vancouver held a rain-soaked rally for affordable housing in downtown Vancouver earlier this afternoon.

Occupy: "We're staying put"

Activists shared their views on why they intend to stay.

Vancouver International Film Festival photos: Mayor Gregor Robertson, Jeen Sung, Prashant Bhargava, protesters and other shining stars

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) kicked off with an opening gala party last night while outside unions carried on with protests. In the crowd were Jeen Sung from the Queer Film Festival...