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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 www.parisaazadi.com 

 

 

 

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Apr 12th, 2014
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...
Apr 14th, 2012
Dressed in colourful traditional garments and holding flags, locals celebrated Vaisakhi, the traditional harvest festival and holy day for Sikhs worldwide.
Mar 12th, 2012
Local Irish Canadians came out to show some Celtic pride this weekend with lively music and dance.
Feb 5th, 2012
Protesters at the U.S. Embassy in Vancouver, protesting against a proposed U.S.-led war on Iran.
Nov 21st, 2011
With the encampment gone, Occupy went back to the streets where it all started.
Nov 20th, 2011
2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: a long night of anticipation and celebration at Sheraton Wall Centre
Nov 12th, 2011
Occupy Vancouver held a rain-soaked rally for affordable housing in downtown Vancouver earlier this afternoon.
Nov 9th, 2011
Activists shared their views on why they intend to stay.
Sep 30th, 2011
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...
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