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.

Do clothes make the woman? An Iranian artist’s search for identity

Iranian artist Mona Hakimi-Schueler's installation, part of her series called "Multi-bodies," signifies the white wedding gown and the shroud. (Al-Monitor) By Zahra Alipour March 18, 2019 "Which of these faces is the real me as an Iranian woman?" That is the question the Berlin-based artist Mona Hakimi-Schueler posed more than a decade ago with a series [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Africa, Europe, Woman|

Iran: Veteran lawmaker and former Guards commander convicted of rape

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) March 16, 2019 A veteran member of parliament and a former commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been convicted of rape, the head of the Justice Department, Gholamhossein Esmaeili, [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran-France spat over praise for Iranian rights defender at UN conference

Iranian lawyer and rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) March 16, 2019 Praise for prominent jailed Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh by France's representative to the UN's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) last Tuesday turned into a war of words [...]

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

Iranian women’s long battle for rights a threat to regime

Iranian women accompany men at forefront of Green Movement protests In Tehran, June 2009. (IHR) By Majid Rafizadeh March 15, 2019 The role that Iranian women have played in changing the sociopolitical and religious dynamics of the Islamic Republic has unfortunately been subject to little scholarly work. Since the ruling mullahs came to power [...]

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

European Parliament urges Iran to release Sotoudeh, other jailed rights defenders

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013. (AFP) March 15, 2019 The European Parliament has urged Iran to stop criminalizing the work of women's rights activists and reiterated its call on the country's authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. In [...]

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

The Islamic Republic’s official view of women

Billboard for Women’s Day in Iran: Stay home and multiply! (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi March 14, 2019 Her face is not quite visible. She looks down at the little child sitting before her, supporting the child with her outstretched hand. The child has his or her back to the viewer and grasps the woman’s floral chador, [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Fundamental rights for Iranian women

Even when women have the courage to speak out about rape, they are often not listened to — and are often silenced. (IranWire) March 13, 2019 As it marked its 40th anniversary, the Islamic Republic boasted the country’s reported increase in literacy and college education among girls and women as one of its most significant [...]

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

Wife of prominent clergyman on the restrictions women face

Zahra Rabbani spoke to the media on several occasions about her husband, but also about a range of other topics, including human rights. (IranWire) By Shima Shahrabi March 13, 2019 Zahra Rabbani Amlashi is the daughter of Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Rabbani, who was one of the most prominent figures in the Islamic Republic in [...]

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

Videos shed light on ‘violent assaults’ on Iranian women over dress code

Iranian policemen warn a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in Tehran. (apa) March 12, 2019 Videos shared on social media recently have demonstrated the "shocking levels of abuse" women in Iran face from morality police and pro-government "thugs" seeking to enforce the country's [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran: Human rights lawyer sentenced to 38 years in prison, 148 lashes

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (L) speaks on the phone next to her husband Reza Khandan as they pose for a photo at their house in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) March 12, 2019 Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|