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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 beauty queen Melika Razavi making a splash in EPT Monte Carlo main event

Melika Razavi got her start in poker playing home games with friends starting at the age of 16. (Pokernews) By Valerie Cross May 6, 2019 Gambling - and poker - are banned in Iran. Beauty pageants are banned in Iran. Magic is banned in Iran. So how did Iranian Melika Razavi become a poker-playing magician who [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iran accused of ‘playing games’ over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella in Damavand, Iran following her release from prison for three days, August 23, 2018. (Free Nazanin campaign) April 30, 2019 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran since 2016 on spying charges, has accused the authorities in Tehran of “playing games” with his family’s [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Police in Iran use texting to summon women who violate hijab in cars

A female taxi driver fetches a passenger in Tehran, 21 Aug 2011. (Reuters) April 26, 2019 Iranian police are using text messaging to warn female drivers and passengers who take off their hijab (scarves) or ignore the Islamic dress code while driving or riding in cars. Hundreds of women in the capital city [...]

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

Britain slams Iran’s ‘vile ploy’ over Zaghari-Ratcliffe prisoner swap offer

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran Airport last year while visiting family with her daughter. (PA) April 26, 2019 British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday dismissed the suggestion of a prisoner swap for a British-Iranian mother being held in Tehran as a “vile” diplomatic ploy, while her husband told AFP the idea [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

The Iranian woman who sold trash to bring libraries to her city

Safura Ghallehzari, a retired teacher, has established seven libraries for her native city of Bandar Anzali by recycling trash. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 24, 2019 Safura Ghallehzari, a retired history, geography and social sciences teacher, has been busy building libraries for the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali by gathering trash and discarded paper, [...]

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

Long jail term for Iran rights defender confirmed, then denied

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer and defender Nasrin Sotoudeh‘s 33-year jail sentence is final, and she must serve [...]

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

Release Iranian women’s rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling

An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce Islamic dress code on April 22, 2007 in Tehran, Iran. (ISNA) April 19, 2019 Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and [...]

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

Jailed Iranian journalist gets appeal hearing after months of isolation

Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian journalist and political prisoner who was arrested in early March 2017, undated. (Supplied) April 18, 2019 An Iranian court has held an appeal hearing for a jailed Iranian journalist and rights activist who faces a 12-year prison sentence for her social media criticisms of Iran’s judiciary. A report by Iran’s [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s female boxer makes history in France

Sadaf Khademi was not allowed to use boxing facilities in Iran so she practiced in a park with a punching bag that her coach hung from a tree. (Supplied) By Payam Yunesipour April 17, 2019 The photograph shows a young woman with a graceful body and well-toned muscles standing next to a referee, crying. [...]

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

Undercover: female football fans in Iran

Female guards in the segregated female section of the Azadi stadium, in Tehran, during the final match of the AFC Champions League between Iran’s Perspolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers. (The Guardian) By Forough Alaei April 16, 2019 It takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch [...]

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