Career and activities
Lahiji established Roshangaran publishing house in 1983, becoming the first female publisher in Iran. As of 2006 Roshangaran published more than 200 titles which are produced by female authors or which are concerned with women's issues. The publishing house received the PEN International prize in the United States and the Pandora prize in the United Kingdom in 2001.
She was one of 19 writers and intellectuals prosecuted for participating in an academic and cultural conference sponsored by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin on 7-9 April 2000 at which political and social reform in Iran were publicly debated.
Honours and awards
- 2001 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award
- 2006 IPA Publishers' Freedom Prize
- Loubna H. Skalli (Spring 2006). "Communicating Gender in the Public Sphere: Women and Information Technologies in the MENA Region". Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 2 (2): 35–59. doi:10.1353/jmw.2006.0023. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Wendy Kristianasen (2 April 2004). "Islam’s women fight for their rights". Le Monde diplomatique. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- Hajir Palaschi, "Interview with Shahla Lahiji on Women's Presence in the Labor Market: No Vocation Must Be Prohibited for Women"
- Tehran's Women Cultural Center Holds Ceremony in honor of Shahla Lahiji
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