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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.

Iranian woman deported following conspiracy sentence

This undated photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office shows Negar Ghodskani. Ghodskani, an Iranian woman pleaded guilty in Minnesota on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP) September 27, 2019 An Iranian citizen who was brought to the U.S. to face criminal conspiracy charges has been deported back in her home country. Robert [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

In hijab dispute in Iran, police arrest woman who sat on their car

Photo published on social media shows a young woman sitting on a police car in Iran. Undated. (Social Media) September 26, 2019 A woman in Iran who sat on a police car in the street as a sign of protest to criticism of her hijab was arrested. The photo of the young woman [...]

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

Iran arrests relatives of renowned US-based women’s rights defender

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the authorities had pressured her sister's family to denounce her on state TV. (Supplied) September 26, 2019 An exiled outspoken women's rights activist, Masih Alinejad disclosed on Wednesday, September 25, that the agents of the Islamic Republic Ministry of Intelligence have arrested her brother in Iran. Masoumeh "Masih" [...]

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

The fake news campaign to undermine a champion of women’s rights in Iran

Parvaneh Salahshouri, member of parliament’s women’s caucus. (Supplied) By Hessam Ghanatir September 25, 2019 Over the last several days, the hashtag “Aghazadeh_Masseur”(آقازاده_ماساژور) has been trending on Persian social media. The hashtag, which is linked to a campaign against outspoken member of parliament Parvaneh Salahshouri, is a clear reminder that groups linked to Iran's most conservative factions disseminate fake [...]

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

UEFA tells soccer teams not to play where women can’t watch

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) September 25, 2019 European football's governing body (UEFA) said on Tuesday it would [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Imprisoned activist in Iran speaks out for all women prisoners

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) September 24, 2019 IranWire has received an audio file of civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian describing her time in Gharchak Prison, where she says she and other inmates are tortured, and where interrogators have tried [...]

By |September 24th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Shahnaz Akmali

Since her son was killed in the 2009 demonstrations, Shahnaz Akmali has committed herself to demanding justice for him and other victims. (IranWire) September 24, 2019 Although losing a child to violence is a disaster that most parents do not recover from, Shahnaz Akmali is a grieving mother who has not given up [...]

By |September 24th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran has ‘assured’ women can attend World Cup qualifier: Infantino

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino holding a football shirt with Rouhani's name during Infantino's visit to the capital Tehran on March 1, 2018. (AFP) September 23, 2019 FIFA has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

A Dutch woman’s frightening ordeal at an Iranian stadium

For the first half of the match, Madelon Bosman watched the game from the VIP box at Tehran’s Dastgerdi Stadium, but she was forced to watch the second half from a building overlooking the field. (IranWire) September 21, 2019 The girlfriend of a Dutch footballer who plays for Iranian team Gol Gohar Sirjan [...]

By |September 21st, 2019|Iran, Woman|

FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

Iranian women cheer their World Cup soccer team at Tehran's Azadi stadium on June 2018. (AFP) September 19, 2019 FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects “positive developments” starting with their next home match in October. While foreign [...]

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