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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.

Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh sentenced to 3.5 years

Leila Hosseinzadeh has been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment on the charge of “association and collusion against national security” and another one year for “propaganda against the state". (Supplied) June 26, 2019 The Revision Court of Tehran Province upheld the prison verdict for Tehran University student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh, issued by Branch 26 [...]

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

FIFA tells Iran to let women into World Cup qualifiers

A select group of women watched the friendly with Bolivia in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on October 16, 2018. (ISNA) June 22, 2019 FIFA President Gianni Infantino had asked Iran to ensure women are allowed to attend 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Now he’s expressing disappointment the country has reneged on its commitments. In [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Wrong to remove World Cup fans advocating for Iranian women – FIFA

FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France. (Reuters) June 21, 2019 World soccer governing body FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France on Saturday because [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Europe, Woman|

She’s on a hunger strike in an Iranian jail. He’s joining in, from London

Richard Ratcliffe outside the Iranian Embassy in London on Sunday (June 16, 2019), a day after starting a hunger strike with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is imprisoned in Iran. (AP) By Megan Specia June 21, 2019 A British-Iranian woman held in a Tehran prison for years and her British husband began a [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Quarrels over hijab intensify in Iran

Iran has special patrols for Islamic guidance and hijab. These women wear the traditional heavy cladding or chador. (ISNA) June 15, 2019 Efforts by hijab enforcers in Iran to oblige women to observe a strict dress code have led to more incidents in public, as citizens resent strangers admonishing them about their appearance. [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

UK-Iranian Nazanin begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, takes part in a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London, on January 16th. (AP) June 15, 2019 A British-Iranian mother being held in a Tehran prison on sedition charges has begun another hunger strike in protest at her detention, her husband said on [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian female fans allowed into stadium

The doors to the stadium in Urmia in West Azerbaijan province were open to female fans two hours before the game began at 6.30pm local time. (IranWire) June 15, 2019 Iranian female volleyball fans have been allowed to watch their national team play against Canada after the International Volleyball Federation presented Iran with an ultimatum, stating [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

One million people demand release of Iran rights defender – Amnesty

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) June 13, 2019 Amnesty International reports that more than one million people in 200 countries have signed a petition condemning the [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

The cries of Iranian women and my little sister Farah

Women pray at the Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in Tehran on August 2, 2017. (Reuters) By Noor Pahlavi June 12, 2019 Public floggings, economic disempowerment, social stigmatization: These are daily reminders to the women of my country, Iran, that in the eyes of their government they are lesser. Every day, this reality is reinforced [...]

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

Female football fans brutalized in Iran as Women’s World Cup starts in France

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (IRNA) June 11, 2019 As the eighth Women’s World Cup was being started in France on June 7, 2019, female football fans were punched and beaten by security guards outside the famous Azadi Stadium [...]

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