U.S.: University of Maryland’s Roshan Institute for Persian Studies & Women’s Studies

Cover of the Farsi adaptation of "Our Bodies, Ourselves"Publication

بدن ما وجود ما (under development)

Translation: Our Body Is Ours



Our Bodies, Ourselves Project

University of Maryland’s Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies are creating an interactive, digital project based on the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves for Farsi speaking women and girls in Iran and around the world. The group is translating and adapting sections of the English edition, with commentary and articles written by healthcare professionals inside Iran. The group aims to provide a forum for health care givers and health care receivers inside Iran to start a conversation about pressing issues concerning women’s health in Iran.

Farsi project team
Project team members at the Roshan Institute (L-R): Nazanine Beyranvand, Fatemeh Keshavarz, Safoura Nourbakhsh
“The overarching goal is to add gender to the range of lenses we have used for understanding / instigating social change. … The current project is a first step in that direction.” -Fatemeh Keshavarz, Director, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies

The Institute has finished translating the first topic, “Body Image,” which is now available online.  The group hopes to raise additional funds to address other topics, including violence against women and its impact on sexual and reproductive health, environmental and occupational health, women’s health around the globe, and selected medical problems.

Content Available Online

تصویر  (“Body Image”)


Website: https://sllc.umd.edu/fields/persian/community-engagement/our-bodies-ourselves-translation
Email: Safoura Nourbakhsh; safouran [AT] gmail.com