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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.

Decoding Iran’s politics: History of the ban on women attending football matches

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) By H Rastgoo October 19, 2019 On October 10, about 4,000 Iranian women were allowed into a stadium to watch a men’s football match — a World Cup qualifier at Azadi Stadium in Tehran [...]

By |October 19th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Tehran university student launches campus sit-in against being blacklisted for activism

University of Tehran student activist Saha Mortezaei’s sign reads, “I have been blacklisted by the university’s security office and the Intelligence Ministry.” (CHRI) October 17, 2019 University of Tehran student activist Saha Mortezaei began a sit-in at her campus library on October 11, 2019, to protest being denied university enrollment for allegedly engaging in political activism. [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has been separated from her children for five years and counting

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal earlier this year for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) October 17, 2019 Imprisoned human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi has not been able to hold her two children since 2015, for nearly five years, her mother [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran sentences May Day demonstrator to jail, lashes

Nahid Khodajou, a member of the board of directors of Free Union of Iranian Workers. (IHRM) October 16, 2019 A court in Tehran has condemned Nahid Khodajou, a labor rights activist arrested during Labor Day demonstrations on May 1, to six years in jail and 74 lashes. The sentence was issued by notorious [...]

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

Hardliner politician in Iran off the hook after sexual accusations and a suspicious death

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) October 16, 2019 The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic (SCI) has dismissed a lower court verdict against a conservative politician and former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commander. Salman Khodadadi, 57, was [...]

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

Iran minister says more stadiums made ready to accept women fans

Iranian women cheer their World Cup soccer team at Tehran's Azadi stadium. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Iran’s minister of sports says that ten stadiums have been readied to accept female fans, after a 38-year ban was broken on October 10, when women were allowed to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a soccer [...]

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

Iranian government tries to hijack victory for women in stadiums

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019. (AFP) October 14, 2019 Shortly after Iranian female football fans celebrated the first time they were allowed in a stadium on October [...]

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

US says Iran’s easing of football stadium ban on women shows pressure works

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook speaks to VOA Persian, Dec. 13, 2018. (VOA) October 14, 2019 The United States says Iran’s decision to let thousands of women attend a men’s football match in Tehran this week, relaxing a decades-old ban, shows external pressure on the Islamic republic works. About 4,000 elated [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

Widow of Iranian-Canadian who died in Tehran prison, back in Canada

This undated photo provided by the family of the late Iranian-Canadian professor Kavous Seyed-Emami, shows him, right, and his wife, Maryam Mombeini, in an unidentified place in Iran. (AP) October 12, 2019 The widow of an Iranian-Canadian academic and environmentalist who died in prison in Tehran has returned to Canada after being held [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|North America, Woman|

After 38 years Iranian women allowed to attend a football game

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019. (AFP) October 10, 2019 For the first time in 38 years, Iranian women today were able to enter a stadium by buying [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Iran, Woman|