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.

The Iranian Baluchi “moonlight” needlewomen

Mahtab (“Moonlight”) Nowruzi became famous for needlework art and has inspired a new movement to promote the art in international markets. (iranWire) By Shima Shahrabi January 3, 2019 With their elegant and colorful needlework designs, the “moonlight” needlewomen have made the little village of Ghasemabad in Sistan and Baluchistan province known across Iran. Many [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Jailed Iranian-British announces hunger strike to protest lack of medical care in Iran prison

A rally outside the Iranian Embassy in London calls attention to dual British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Iran in April 2016. (Getty Images) January 3, 2019 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British charity worker jailed in Iran, has announced she will start a hunger strike on 14 January after being refused access to [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Europe, Iran, Woman|

Do Iranian women need permission from men to go mountain hiking?

Parvaneh Salahshouri, member of parliament’s women’s caucus, brushed off the question of women needing permission from their husbands to go hiking or pursue mountain sports. (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi January 3, 2019 Iran’s mountain climbing association has announced that women in the province of Razavi Khorasan must gain permission from their husband or guardian [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran hangs young woman, another victim of sexual violence

Noushin had been interviewed by a state-media reporter the same day she was hanged when she was waiting in the courtyard for her execution. (Supplied) January 2, 2019 A 25-year-old woman identified only as Noushin, 25, was hanged in Iran, the state-run Young Journalist Club reported on December 22, 2018. The news agency [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Sixteen year-old pregnant woman dies of self-immolation in Iran

Iranian women by a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini. (Reuters) December 29, 2018 A sixteen-year old pregnant woman has died in Iran from self-immolation, the official government news agency, IRNA reported. The incident happened in Dishmuk region, a mountainous, rural area where traditions in marriage and family relations regulate the life of individuals. A [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Iran, Woman|

Iranian Parliament rejects motion to ban marriage of girls under thirteen

The Islamic Republic’s civil code stipulates that the legal age of marriage in Iran is thirteen for girls and fifteen for boys. (Supplied) December 25, 2018 A parliamentary motion banning child marriage in Iran has been rejected by Majles (parliament), an MP reported. A member of women's faction in the Islamic Republic's parliament, [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s judiciary signals a less restrictive position on women attending men’s sports if certain “conditions” are met

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (IRNA) December 24, 2018 The deputy head of Iran's judiciary says women can be allowed to go to stadiums to watch men’s sports if certain "conditions" are met. "Women attending matches at [...]

By |December 24th, 2018|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s discriminatory laws against women: Three reactionary parliaments

Iranian MPs attend a parliament session in Tehran. (AFP) By Ehsan Mehrabi December 19, 2018 Most discriminatory laws against Iranian women were passed in the early years following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The new Islamic Republic authorities sought to replace laws they had inherited from the monarchy with new legislation that would reflect the [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Iran, Woman|

Women rights in Iran since the Constitutional Movement

During the Constitutional Movement which opposed the rule of the Qajar dynasty (1794-1925), women participated in the enormous protests throughout Iran. (Supplied) By Track Persia December 18, 2018 Iranian women have been struggling since the beginning of the 20th century for achieving a better future and gaining equal rights as independent citizens. With [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Iran, Woman|

Sex trafficking and the Iranian women working in Istanbul nightclubs

In Turkey, you can feel and see sexual harassment just walking down the street, a kind of aggression everywhere that women feel first. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar December 18, 2018 I asked an Iranian businessman who smuggled goods between Turkey and Iran to introduce me to Iranian sex workers in Istanbul nightclubs. He said he knew a few [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Turkey, Woman|