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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.

Some Iranian women take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back

Young Iranian women sitting on the steps outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran. (AP) July 15, 2019 The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran’s streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab. With every step, she risks harassment or [...]

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

Iranian academic arrested for spying

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (IranWire) July 15, 2019 A Paris-based Iranian academic has been arrested in Iran on probable charges of espionage and is believed to have been undergoing interrogations for three weeks, IranWire [...]

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

Iranians sentenced to 74 lashes for mandatory hijab noncompliance

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) July 15, 2019 The lawyer of a number of men and women who were charged with not observing Iran’s mandatory hijab laws said that his clients were sentenced to 74 lashes each. The [...]

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

Ex-Tehran mayor goes on trial over wife’s murder

Mohammad Ali Najafi (C-R) appeared in a Tehran criminal court on Saturday, accused of shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad at their Tehran home. (AFP) July 13, 2019 The high-profile trial opened Saturday of a former Tehran mayor charged with murdering his wife, Iranian media reported. Prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi appeared in [...]

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

Tehran marathon official summoned to court for allowing women to run

Participants attend the first international Tehran marathon at Azadi Square in Tehran, April 7, 2017. (AFP) July 11, 2019 The former head of Tehran's largest stadium, Azadi, has been summoned to court for allowing women to run alongside men in the Tehran Marathon. Ali Akbar Shabanlou told ISNA on Tuesday July 9 that [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Amnesty sends letter to top Iran judge for detained anti-hijab activists

Iranian women’s rights defenders Monireh Arabshahi (Center), Yasaman Aryani (Left) and Mojgan Keshavarz (Right) have been detained in Shahr-e Ray prison, outside Tehran, since April 2019. (Social Media) July 10, 2019 The human rights global organization Amnesty International has sent a letter to Iran’s top judicial official demanding the release of three anti-hijab [...]

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

Iranian families cite seven law violations in cases of detained wildlife conservationists

The eight environmentalists in the case — Sam Rajabi, Amir Hossein Khaleghi, Hooman Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, Niloofar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh. (IranWire) July 5, 2019 Iran’s judiciary has violated at least seven laws in its handling of the cases of eight wildlife conservationists who’ve been detained on unfounded espionage charges since January 2017, according to [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran Attorney General reacts to police brutality video, vows to continue crackdown

A police patrol vehicle in Iran. (AP) July 4, 2019 Iran’s Attorney General implicitly reacted to a police brutality video published on social media showing an ununiformed police agent brutally arresting a young woman for “immoral” conduct in Tehran. “The Judiciary supports a powerful police force”, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri told journalists today adding [...]

By |July 4th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

British-Iranian ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, Britain March 31, 2019. (Reuters) June 29, 2019 A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges she denies has ended her hunger strike after 15 days, her husband said [...]

By |June 29th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian state security forces ratchet up repressive measures against women

Iranian policemen warn a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in Tehran. (apa) June 27, 2019 Iranian police aggression against women who break the harsh dress codes has exacerbated. Ayoub Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Iranian police, spoke of “serious reactions” against women [...]

By |June 27th, 2019|Iran, Woman|