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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 sentences former Tehran mayor to death for killing wife

Former Mayor of Tehran (right) Mohammad Ali Najafi with his wife, Mitra Ostad, undated. (Social Media) July 30, 2019 Iran’s state TV says a former mayor of Tehran who also served as one of the country’s vice presidents was sentenced to death for killing his wife. Tuesday’s report quotes judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili [...]

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

Iranians sending photos to US-based activist face prison

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (Bloomberg) July 30, 2019 Iranians sending images to a U.S.-based activist over an anti-headscarf campaign could face up to 10 years in prison. The activist, Masih Alinejad, founded the "White Wednesdays'' campaign in Iran to encourage women to post [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

Iran’s intelligence agents detain political prisoner’s mother

Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of Soheil Arabi, was arrested and taken to an unknown location on Monday July 22, 2019. (Supplied) July 29, 2019 Iran’s intelligence agents arrested a political prisoner’s mother during a raid on Monday. Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of Soheil Arabi, a prominent political prisoner was arrested and taken to [...]

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

Shah’s widow commemorates 39th anniversary of his death

Farah Pahlavi in January 2009. (RFE-RL) July 29, 2019 July 27 is the 39th anniversary of the death of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, who is buried at Al-Rifai Mosque in Cairo. Farah Diba, the former empress of Iran and wife of Pahlavi, has been in Cairo for the past [...]

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

Jailed civic activist goes on hunger strike in Iran to protest cruelty

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) July 25, 2019 An Iranian civic and labor activist jailed since January has begun a hunger strike to protest her treatment and that of his family at the hands of security organs. Sepideh Qolian (Gholian) [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran intensifying its crackdown on civil liberties

Iranian policemen warn a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in Tehran. (apa) July 22, 2019 Clampdown on civil liberties has been stepped up in Iran under various pretexts in the past few months. The new wave of suppression especially targets the women with [...]

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

After fleeing violence at home, Iranian sisters now fear deportation from Pakistan

Sameera Dehani, 34, shows a scar on her arm at the Sarim Burney Trust International office in Karachi, Pakistan where she currently lives, July 12, 2019 (AN) July 20, 2019 Sameera Dehani was just five years old when her parents divorced and her mother moved in with her brothers in the Iranian port [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Pakistan, Woman|

FIFA claims progress in letting women attend games in Iran

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (IRNA) July 19, 2019 FIFA says Iran’s football federation supports letting women attend 2022 World Cup qualifying games of its men’s national team, though government approval is still needed. FIFA is working [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

British-Iranian held by Tehran taken to mental ward

A rally outside the Iranian Embassy in London calls attention to dual British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. (Getty Images) July 17, 2019 A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges has been transferred to the mental ward of a hospital in Tehran, her family announced Wednesday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred from [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian journalist and activist targeted for women’s rights work

Molood Hajizadeh, who was jailed in 2018 in connection with a planned rally to mark International Women’s Day. (Twitter) July 17, 2019 Journalist Molood Hajizadeh, who regularly reports on women's rights, was arrested on July 15. Hajizadeh, who was jailed in 2018 in connection with a planned rally to mark International Women’s Day, had been [...]

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