Interview with Vaclav Havel

The late Václav Havel, the first democratically elected president of the Czech Republic after the fall of the Berlin Wall, is internationally renowned for his struggle for freedom, democracy, freedom of speech and human rights. He was a leader of the Velvet Revolution that sparked democratic change in Eastern Europe and inspired nonviolent movements all over the world. Havel received several prestigious awards over the course of his life, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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What Tavaana Students Have to Say

I used to think there wasn't much of a point to pushing for women's rights reform under the Islamic Republic, but this course has changed my point of view entirely. While I used to think women's demands would only be answered with the fall of the regime, I am now motivated to take practical steps toward making those goals a reality, even under the current system.
- Neda, Women's Rights course graduate

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