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.

Amnesty says security agent sexually assaulted a detained female protester in Iran

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 20, 2020 Amnesty International has received "shocking reports" about sexual assault of a woman, recently detained in Iran for participating in protests following the downing [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian Shahnaz Akmali: “I go to prison as a mother with hope for better days ahead”

Since her son was killed in the 2009 demonstrations, Shahnaz Akmali has committed herself to demanding justice for him and other victims. (IranWire) January 17, 2020 On Wednesday, January 15, Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of Mustafa Karimbeigi, reported to Evin Prison to begin serving her one-year sentence. Akmali was sentenced in November on [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian chess referee fears government retribution after hijab uproar

International chess arbiter Shohreh Bayat defied the compulsory headscarf during a game at Shanghai World Championship. (Supplied) January 16, 2020 An Iranian chess referee is scared of returning to her home country after she was photographed at a match in Shanghai with her head uncovered. The photo of Shohreh Bayat, 32, at the [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist reportedly defects

Kimia Alizadeh is the only Iranian female Olympic medallist. (AFP) January 13, 2020 Iran’s only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh announced Saturday she has permanently left her country, citing the “hypocrisy” of a system she claims humiliates athletes while using them for political ends. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she [...]

By |January 13th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran female chess referee defies compulsory hijab, says not going back

International chess arbiter Shohreh Bayat defied the compulsory headscarf during a game at Shanghai World Championship. (Supplied) January 11, 2020 A female international chess arbiter and the former Secretary-General of the Iranian Chess Federation has said she is not returning to Iran after photos showing her not wearing the compulsory headscarf during Shanghai [...]

By |January 11th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran drops espionage charges against detained French academics

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (Supplied) January 7, 2020 Iran has dropped espionage charges that had been laid against a French academic detained in the Islamic republic since June last year, her lawyer said on [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran Chess Federation expels veteran female grandmaster for defying hijab

Iranian chess champion, Mitra Hejazipoor playing at Moscow World Rapid & Blitz Championship. (RF) January 6, 2020 Iran Chess Federation on January 2 expelled veteran Iranian female chess grandmaster Mitra Hejazipour for boldly removing her scarf during the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow which is considered as defiance of the [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s religious capital has the highest number of women addicts

An Iranian woman stands at a shrine in Qom, about 120 kilometres south of Tehran on Friday, June 12, 2018. (AP) January 01, 2019 The city of Qom, the Shi’ite religious capital of Iran south of Tehran, is at the top of the table for female drug addicts in the country, a local [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian nurses to boycott government ceremonies honoring them

A nurse attending a patient in an Iranian hospital. (IRNA) December 28, 2019 Since the Islamic Republic government and its Ministry of Health have neglected to address the problems Iranian nurses are struggling with, they will not attend any ceremony held on the Nurses’ National Day across the country. Dismissing the ceremonies as [...]

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

Grieving in Iran: Mothers brought together by tragic deaths, state pressure

Nahid Shirpisheh (right) poses with other mothers who have lost sons to the state's repression of dissent. (Social Media) By Golnaz Esfandiari December 27, 2019 Covered in black and holding a picture of her son, a blogger who died seven years ago in police custody, Gohar Eshghi trudged slowly with a cane into the [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Iran, Woman|