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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.

Football stars in Iran voice support for female fan who set fire to herself

Iranian football fans in Iran watching Iran Spain game via screen. (MEHR) September 7, 2019 Two Iranian soccer superstars have sympathized with a young female football fan who set herself on fire on September 1, after being sentenced to jail for trying to enter a stadium and watch a men's soccer match. Women [...]

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

Young female football fan in Iran sets herself on fire to protest jail

Supporters hold a banner calling for Iranian women to be allowed to enter football stadiums, during a match between Sweden and Iran in Solna near Stockholm on March 31, 2015. (AFP) September 5, 2019 A young woman who set herself on fire on September 1 outside the public prosecutor’s office in Tehran is [...]

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

200 prisoners in Iran’s Gharchak Prison for women protest inhumane living conditions

Shahr Ray Prison for women, also called Gharchak Prison, February 7, 2019. (Social Media) September 3, 2019 Two hundred inmates in Ward 5 of Gharchak Prison for women in the Iranian city of Varamin have sent an open letter to the head of the State Prisons Organization in Tehran Province protesting the prison’s inhumane [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Nooshin Jafari tried to help her jailed sister. She’s now behind bars

Nooshin Jafari was arrested on a trumped up charge of “insulting the sacred.” (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi September 3, 2019 Less than a month after arresting photojournalist and culture reporter Nooshin Jafari on blasphemy charges, Iranian authorities have now detained her sister as well. The move comes just as more than 200 film and theater directors, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Tehran court sentences May Day demonstrators to jail, lashes

Atefeh Rangriz, researcher arrested and sentenced in Iran for participating in May 1, International Labor Day protest. (Social Media) August 31, 2019 Human rights activists in Iran say a court in Tehran has condemned Atefeh Rangriz, a researcher arrested during Labor Day demonstrations on May 1, to 11 years in jail and 74 [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran set to start new hijab enforcement plan soon

Iran has special patrols for Islamic guidance and hijab. These women wear the traditional heavy cladding or chador. (ISNA) August 30, 2019 Having failed to stem growing public opposition to compulsory hijab enforcement through arrests and harsh prison sentences, the Islamic Republic police are set to implement a new plan. Branded as "Watch [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran attempts to fool FIFA

Iranian football supporters cheer for their national team during a screening of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Iran and Spain in Azadi stadium in Tehran, June 20, 2018. (AFP) August 29, 2019 Iran’s Football Federation has announced that Azadi Stadium doors will be open to women fans wanting [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Anti-hijab activist in Iran sentenced to 15 years in prison

Saba Kord Afshari ,protester and anti-hijab activist. Undated. (Social Media) August 28, 2019 The lawyer of an anti-compulsory hijab activist in Iran says his client has been sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison, with 15 years to be served. Saba Kord Afshari, a young woman who was first arrested last [...]

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

Former mayor of Tehran released after conviction for 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) August 28, 2019 The former mayor of Tehran, who was sentenced to death for murdering his second wife, was freed on Wednesday, August 28, after being pardoned by [...]

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

Iran is largest prison for female journalists – Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders activists take part in a protest in Paris on July 10, 2012. (AFP) August 28, 2019 The Paris-based international organization, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has declared Iran as the largest prison in the world for female journalists. In its latest report published on August 26, RSF says "The Islamic Republic is [...]

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