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This section is updated with news,updates, and articles on one of the main vehicles that effect society in Iran. Women in Iran are the core of positive and progressive change in Iranian society throughout the ages.

It has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in Iranian woman affairs as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Iran’s Judiciary backpedals on banning cycling for women

Women cycling at Mothers Paradise park, a female-only public recreation area in Tehran, Iran. (AFP) May 23, 2019 The Islamic Republic judiciary spokesman says that the order issued by the city of Isfahan' prosecutor to ban cycling for women has been misunderstood. Speaking on Tuesday, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili reiterated that women’s cycling is [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Nahid Shaghaghi, women’s charity group member violently arrested at home

Security forces broke into her house and brutalized Nahid Shaghaghi and took her away to an unknown location. (IHRM) May 21, 2019 Women’s rights activist Nahid Shaghaghi was arrested at home on May 15, 2019, for unknown reasons. On the same day Shaghaghi’s brother, Kaveh, wrote on his Instagram page: “Nahid called us [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Spy for us or else: Iranian Aras Amiri

Iran--Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) By Shahed Alavi May 20, 2019 There’s an edict based on Islamic jurisprudence that says spying on infidels is condoned, and can even result in the spy being rewarded for his or her efforts. Over the years, this edict has been reiterated by various religious officials [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

IRGC raids modelling agencies for ‘promoting vulgarity’

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) May 20, 2019 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) force has raided three underground modelling agencies, accusing the companies and their aspiring models of flouting strict Islamic dress codes for women, Iranian news agencies reported [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

British PM May deeply concerned by jailing of woman in Iran

UK Prime Minster Theresa May. (UPPA) May 16, 2019 Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is "deeply concerned" about the jailing in Iran of a British Council employee on espionage charges. "It's utterly shocking," May told parliament on May 15, saying the woman was working for a legitimate organization that was [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Prominent political prisoner in Iran finally taken to hospital for surgery

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) May 15, 2019 A prominent Iranian physicist and human rights activists, Nargess Mohammadi, who is a political prisoner, has been taken from prison to hospital to undergo surgery. Ms. Mohammadi's husband, Taqi Rahmani twitted on Tuesday, May 14, "Lung specialists and gynecologists had suggested a year [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian British Council employee Aras Amiri jailed for refusing to spy, says cousin

Iran--Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) May 15, 2019 The UK-based British Council employee Aras Amiri was jailed in Iran for refusing to spy for the country’s Intelligence Ministry, her cousin, Mohsen Omrani, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 14, 2019. “They made a proposal [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

No more women on bicycles in Isfahan, orders prosecutor

Iranian women are posting photos of themselves riding bicycles. (CBS) May 15, 2019 The prosecutor of Isfahan in Iran has banned women's cycling in public by pronouncing it "a prohibited act" which will entail punishment based on the "Islamic Penal Code." The Iranian official news agency IRNA quoted Prosecutor Ali Esfahani as having [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran sentences British Council worker to 10 years for spying for UK

The British Council is the UK’s cultural agency overseas. (Reuters) May 13, 2019 Iran said on Monday it had sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some Western countries over its nuclear and missile programs. “An Iranian who was in charge of [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Soudabeh the 88th woman executed under Rouhani

Iran -- Executions in public, undated. (MEHR) May 13, 2019 A young woman identified only as Soudabeh was executed on October 26, 2018, the Iranian state-run ROKNA news agency reported Thursday. It is not clear in which city and prison the execution took place. She had been imprisoned for 12 years on death row on [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Iran, Woman|