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.

IRGC raids modelling agencies for ‘promoting vulgarity’

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) May 20, 2019 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) force has raided three underground modelling agencies, accusing the companies and their aspiring models of flouting strict Islamic dress codes for women, Iranian news agencies reported [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

British PM May deeply concerned by jailing of woman in Iran

UK Prime Minster Theresa May. (UPPA) May 16, 2019 Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is "deeply concerned" about the jailing in Iran of a British Council employee on espionage charges. "It's utterly shocking," May told parliament on May 15, saying the woman was working for a legitimate organization that was [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Prominent political prisoner in Iran finally taken to hospital for surgery

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) May 15, 2019 A prominent Iranian physicist and human rights activists, Nargess Mohammadi, who is a political prisoner, has been taken from prison to hospital to undergo surgery. Ms. Mohammadi's husband, Taqi Rahmani twitted on Tuesday, May 14, "Lung specialists and gynecologists had suggested a year [...]

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

Iranian British Council employee Aras Amiri jailed for refusing to spy, says cousin

Iran--Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) May 15, 2019 The UK-based British Council employee Aras Amiri was jailed in Iran for refusing to spy for the country’s Intelligence Ministry, her cousin, Mohsen Omrani, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 14, 2019. “They made a proposal [...]

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

No more women on bicycles in Isfahan, orders prosecutor

Iranian women are posting photos of themselves riding bicycles. (CBS) May 15, 2019 The prosecutor of Isfahan in Iran has banned women's cycling in public by pronouncing it "a prohibited act" which will entail punishment based on the "Islamic Penal Code." The Iranian official news agency IRNA quoted Prosecutor Ali Esfahani as having [...]

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

Iran sentences British Council worker to 10 years for spying for UK

The British Council is the UK’s cultural agency overseas. (Reuters) May 13, 2019 Iran said on Monday it had sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some Western countries over its nuclear and missile programs. “An Iranian who was in charge of [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Soudabeh the 88th woman executed under Rouhani

Iran -- Executions in public, undated. (MEHR) May 13, 2019 A young woman identified only as Soudabeh was executed on October 26, 2018, the Iranian state-run ROKNA news agency reported Thursday. It is not clear in which city and prison the execution took place. She had been imprisoned for 12 years on death row on [...]

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

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|