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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.

Iran must provide care to detainees on hunger strike: UN experts

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian dual citizen who has been detained in Iran since April 2016 (left). Narges Mohammadi is a distinguished Iranian human rights defender, a campaigner against the death penalty. (Supplied) January 17, 2019 UN human rights experts urged Iran on Wednesday to grant urgently needed medical attention to two detainees, [...]

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

Mother of imprisoned activist describes beatings and threats by interrogators to kill family

Atena Daemi taken to Evin Prison’s women’s ward to begin seven-year sentence. (Supplied) January 15, 2019 In the wake of revelations of the torture of labor activist Esmail Bakhshi, others have stepped forward to join the public outcry over abuses committed against detainees in Iran by detailing their own experiences of torture in Iranian prisons. The [...]

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

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’

Colleagues of Nazanin Zaghari at Thomson Reuters on the one year anniversary of her detention. (Supplied) January 14, 2019 Iranian interrogators attempted to get a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran to spy on the UK in exchange for her freedom, her husband has said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian woman arrested for publishing images to promote her store

People arrested in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province for involvement in modelling . (Fars) January 12, 2019 A female owner of a women’s clothing store who published promotional photos and videos on a social media platform has been arrested in northern Iran, The state-run TV website quoted colonel Issa Roshanghalb as saying, “The 36 year-oil [...]

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

Death of a young woman and suspicions surrounding a lawmaker

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) January 11, 2019 The death of a young woman in Malekan, northwest Iran, has led to controversy and suspicions of possible involvement by a lawmaker. The body of Zahra Navidpoor was discovered [...]

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

Shocking story of torture and attempts by officials to evade accusations

Civil rights activist and journalist Sepideh Qolian. (Supplied) January 10, 2019 A female civil rights activist who was arrested in November and spent close to one month in detention has talked about “brutal torture” of her and a labor activist arrested with her. Sepideh Qolian was at the Haft-Tapeh Sugar Mill in November, [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Deputy speaker of Iran parliament calls for referendum on compulsory hijab

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) January 9, 2019 Ali Motahari, the deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament, called for a nationwide referendum about the compulsory wearing of the hijab (headscarf) on [...]

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

The Iranian female bodybuilder who broke barriers

Sara Mostafanejad worked hard to participate in an international competition but at the last moment everything was turned upside down. (Supplied) By Payam Yunesipour January 7, 2019 Sara Mostafanejad was born in 1980 to a mother who had been a national javelin throw champion before the Islamic Revolution and a father who was [...]

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

The ‘Satanic’ women of Iranian soccer

A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP) By Tzvi Kahn January 4, 2019 In June, for the first time since 1981, [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Political activist Hengameh Shahidi held for six months in solitary without access to lawyer

On December 10, Shahidi was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison primarily for criticizing Judiciary Chief Sadegh Larijani. (CHRI) January 4, 2019 Imprisoned political activist Hengameh Shahidi has been held in solitary confinement for six months with extremely limited access to a lawyer since June 26, 2018, the day she was taken [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Iran, Woman|