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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.

Iranian authorities break up mixed-gender party, arrest 15

Iranian authorities have arrested 15 men and women at a mixed-gender party at the Iranian island of Qeshm. (Supplied) October 28, 2019 Iran’s semi-official news agency says Iranian authorities have arrested 15 men and women at a mixed-gender party at the Iranian island of Qeshm. Such gatherings are illegal under Iran’s Islamic-based law. [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Rights activist says she and other women suffer in Iran prison

Civil rights activist and journalist Sepideh Qolian. (Supplied) October 26, 2019 A young labor rights activist, Sepideh Qolyan has ended her hunger strike behind bars, her father told Radio Farda on Friday, October 25. Qolyan (Gholian), 24, had started her dry-hunger strike on October 20 to protest "unbearable" conditions at the notorious Qarchak [...]

By |October 26th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Another Iranian mother denied visits with children under Evin Prison’s new director

Maryam Akbari-Monfared’s visits with her family members have been canceled. (Supplied) October 25, 2019 Following additional restrictions imposed on political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison by its newly appointed Director Gholamreza Ziaei, Maryam Akbari-Monfared’s visits with her family members have been canceled, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Akbari-Monfared’s husband Hassan Jafari told [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s government tells male managers to hire male secretaries

Rouhani supporters in an election rally on May 9, 2017. Gender equality was stressed by women as one of their important demands during election rallies. (ISNA) October 24, 2019 Iran’s interior ministry has confirmed reports in a conservative newspaper that instruction was issued to male managers in the government to “preferably” choose male [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran TV aires confessions of detained Instagram star

17-year-old Iranian, Sahar Tabar. (Sputnik) October 24, 2019 Iran's state-run TV aired Tuesday night the "confessions" of a young girl internationally dubbed as "zombie Angelina Joli." Security forces arrested Fatemeh KH, known as Sahar Tabar, on October 5. The video of her confession was aired despite the fact that the young star on [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Asylum-seeking Iranian beauty queen still in custody at Manila airport

Bahareh Zare Bahari, Iran's representative to the Miss Intercontinental pageant in 2018. (FB) October 23, 2019 An Iranian beauty queen seeking asylum in the Philippines remains incarcerated at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport almost a week after she was barred from entering the southeast Asian country due to an Interpol red notice. Bahareh [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|East Asia, Woman|

Tehran’s security police told me: “stop campaigning or we will rape you”

Parnian Yeganeh and her mother wore white headscarves in public to protest against the mandatory hijab law and she posted their pictures on social media — until she was summoned to court. (Social Media) By Maryam Dehkordi October 23, 2019 Parnian Yeganeh has posted dozens of pictures of herself wearing white headscarves on Instagram [...]

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

Female fans banned from Iranian league games

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 23, 2019 The Iranian domestic league resumed on Sunday and Monday with women fans barred from entering stadiums up and [...]

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

Iranian beauty queen seeks asylum in Philippines

Bahareh Zare Bahari, Iran's representative to the Miss Intercontinental pageant in 2018. (FB) October 21, 2019 An Iranian beauty queen is seeking asylum in the Philippines because she fears for her life in Tehran. Bahareh Zare Bahari, who was Iran's entry at the Miss Intercontinental pageant in 2018, is in the custody of [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|East Asia, Woman|

Abused at work: The miserable employment conditions of Iran’s women

Iranian regime’s constitution is based on a misogynistic theory and classifies women as second-class citizens in society. (Getty) October 21, 2019 These days, major powers shed light on the Iranian regime’s destructive and provocative behavior in the Middle East and across the world. However, it should not be forgotten that the Iranian people [...]

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