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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 women’s football coach sees future “presidents and parliamentarians” in her team

Khosrowyar was the first Iranian and the first Middle Eastern woman to earn her FIFA A-license to coach and is currently the head coach of the under-19 women’s squad. (IranWire) By Payam Yunesipour March 12, 2019 Katayoun Khosrowyar, the head coach of the Iranian Under-19 Women’s National Football Team, starts off our conversation by [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Anglo-Iranian communities celebrate International Women’s Day in London

Members of the Anglo-Iranian Communities and supporters of the NCRI organised a rally outside Number 10 Downing Street in London on 9 March 2019, (NCRI) March 11, 2019 Highlighting the decisive role of women in Iran protests, they call on the UK Government to support the democratic aspiration of the Iranian people led [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian female fans launch football group open to all

Iranian football fans in Iran watching Iran Spain game via screen. (MEHR) By Payam Yunesipour March 11, 2019 Until very recently, they didn’t even think of themselves as a group at all. They were just three friends who, once in a while, perhaps a couple of times a year or maybe once a month, [...]

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

Activists appear unveiled in Tehran on Women’s Day

Two unveiled Iranian women mark International Women's Day on Tehran's Valiasr Street, March 8, 2019, holding a red sign that says the occasion brings hope for a just world for all humanity. (Video grab) March 9, 2019 Small groups of Iranian women celebrated International Women's Day by appearing publicly unveiled in Tehran and [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Ayatollah challenges parliament as it mulls equal ‘blood money’ for women

Iran, Qom -- Grand Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani, undated. (Supplied) March 9, 2019 A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has chastised parliament for debating a law to equalize the amount of “blood money” paid to male and female victims or their heirs. According to Islamic law, “diyah," or “blood money” is paid as financial compensation [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

France’s Macron invites jailed Iranian human rights lawyer to G7 council

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (L) speaks on the phone next to her husband Reza Khandan as they pose for a photo at their house in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) March 9, 2019 French President Emmanuel Macron has invited jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to take part in the G7 gender equality [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Two women arrested in western Iran for removing hijab

Iranian women discarding headscarves in protest against Iran's dress code. (Supplied) March 9, 2019 Reports on social media say that two women in Kangavar, western Iran have been arrested for removing their headscarves in public. Hijab or head scarf with all-body cover is obligatory for women in Iran. But since December 2017 there [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Britain to grant jailed UK-Iranian mother ‘diplomatic protection’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella in Damavand, Iran following her release from prison for three days, August 23, 2018. (AFP) March 8, 2019 Britain said Thursday that it will grant “diplomatic protection” to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a UK-Iranian dual citizen jailed in Tehran since 2016, citing a lack of due process and [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian female fans to Asian Football Confederation: open stadium doors for all

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (IRNA) By Payam Yunesipour March 8, 2019 Female fans of Iranian football team Persepolis have launched a new campaign calling for women to be allowed into stadiums. Appealing to the Asian Football Confederation [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013, after being freed following three years in prison. (AFP) March 7, 2019 A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended protesters against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted and faces years in prison, an [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Iran, Woman|