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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.

Who is in charge of protecting vulnerable women and children in Iran?

Iranian regime’s constitution is based on a misogynistic theory and classifies women as second-class citizens in society. (Getty) By Ali Ranjipour February 15, 2020 The Iranian Welfare Organization was formed about seven months before the Islamic Revolution of 1979, a merging of 16 different bodies, with the aim of creating a coherent and coordinated [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Meet the two women who spread Christianity to hundreds in Iran’s Evin prison

Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh evangelized hundreds of fellow prisoners and prison guards in Iran. (Supplied) February 12, 2020 When Iranian authorities sentenced two women to death in 2009 for spreading the message of Christianity, international observers feared the worse from the regime’s latest attempt to crush religious freedom in Iran. But the [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iranian woman dies of suspected coronavirus infection

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) February 12, 2020 An Iranian woman has died of a suspected coronavirus infection, the state daily newspaper IRAN reported on Wednesday, without citing any sources. The 63-year-old woman died in a Tehran hospital on Monday, the newspaper said, and an investigation [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Three Dervish women released from Iran prison after two years in jail

The aftermath of security forces attacking Dervishes in Tehran in February 2018. Street is littered with motorbikes and debris. (Supplied) February 10, 2020 After nearly two years behind bars, three Sufi women were released from Iran’s notorious Evin prison on Saturday, February 8. The three women belong to the Gonabadi dervish’s sect, whose [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iran police targeting ‘indecently dressed mannequins’ in shop windows

Iran's morality police often try to enforce the prescribed dress code by cracking down on "un-Islamic" clothing. (IRNA) February 08, 2020 A Tehran Police official on Friday said indecently dressed mannequins that weaken "the culture of modesty and hijab" and "promote immorality" will be removed by the police from shop windows. Colonel Nader [...]

By |February 8th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Who is Zeinab Soleimani?

Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of the killed IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani. (Fars) By Ali Reza Assadzadeh February 6, 2020 Zeinab Soleimani is the 28 year old daughter of the well-known international terrorist, Ghasem Soleimani. The 62 year old Soleimani had three sons and two daughters. Zeinab Soleimani is the youngest daughter. Zeinab only appeared once on [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Sexual harassment, depression and suicide: The story of Iranian women refugees in Greece

Refugees on the streets camped outside the Greek parliament to demand their rights. (IranWire) By Aida Ghajar February 6, 2020 At Camp Moria, a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos close to the shores of Turkey, everything is in turmoil. In the midst of it all, there are children with nothing much [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Prominent imprisoned Iranian human rights activist calls for election boycott

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) February 6, 2020 An imprisoned Iranian human rights activist called on her compatriots to boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this month to [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Male hairdresser for women: A dangerous profession in Iran

It is illegal for men to offer beauty services to women in Iran. (ISNA) February 05, 2020 Mohsen has his apron on, and wears a T-shirt and shorts. He is busy dyeing Shoreh's hair, one of his regular customers. The 36-year-old is one of Iran’s male hairdressers offering a variety of cosmetic services [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Hijab limits women, says Iranian chess master sacked from national team

Iranian chess champion, Mitra Hejazipoor playing at Moscow World Rapid & Blitz Championship. (RF) January 29, 2020 The Iranian female chess grandmaster Mitra Hejazipour who was sacked from the national team for boldly removing her headscarf (hijab) during the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow, has said that hijab is "limitation" [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Iran, Woman|