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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 families cite seven law violations in cases of detained wildlife conservationists

The eight environmentalists in the case — Sam Rajabi, Amir Hossein Khaleghi, Hooman Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, Niloofar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh. (IranWire) July 5, 2019 Iran’s judiciary has violated at least seven laws in its handling of the cases of eight wildlife conservationists who’ve been detained on unfounded espionage charges since January 2017, according to [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran Attorney General reacts to police brutality video, vows to continue crackdown

A police patrol vehicle in Iran. (AP) July 4, 2019 Iran’s Attorney General implicitly reacted to a police brutality video published on social media showing an ununiformed police agent brutally arresting a young woman for “immoral” conduct in Tehran. “The Judiciary supports a powerful police force”, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri told journalists today adding [...]

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

British-Iranian ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, Britain March 31, 2019. (Reuters) June 29, 2019 A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges she denies has ended her hunger strike after 15 days, her husband said [...]

By |June 29th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian state security forces ratchet up repressive measures against women

Iranian policemen warn a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in Tehran. (apa) June 27, 2019 Iranian police aggression against women who break the harsh dress codes has exacerbated. Ayoub Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Iranian police, spoke of “serious reactions” against women [...]

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

Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh sentenced to 3.5 years

Leila Hosseinzadeh has been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment on the charge of “association and collusion against national security” and another one year for “propaganda against the state". (Supplied) June 26, 2019 The Revision Court of Tehran Province upheld the prison verdict for Tehran University student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh, issued by Branch 26 [...]

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

FIFA tells Iran to let women into World Cup qualifiers

A select group of women watched the friendly with Bolivia in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on October 16, 2018. (ISNA) June 22, 2019 FIFA President Gianni Infantino had asked Iran to ensure women are allowed to attend 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Now he’s expressing disappointment the country has reneged on its commitments. In [...]

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

Wrong to remove World Cup fans advocating for Iranian women – FIFA

FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France. (Reuters) June 21, 2019 World soccer governing body FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France on Saturday because [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Europe, Woman|

She’s on a hunger strike in an Iranian jail. He’s joining in, from London

Richard Ratcliffe outside the Iranian Embassy in London on Sunday (June 16, 2019), a day after starting a hunger strike with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is imprisoned in Iran. (AP) By Megan Specia June 21, 2019 A British-Iranian woman held in a Tehran prison for years and her British husband began a [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Quarrels over hijab intensify in Iran

Iran has special patrols for Islamic guidance and hijab. These women wear the traditional heavy cladding or chador. (ISNA) June 15, 2019 Efforts by hijab enforcers in Iran to oblige women to observe a strict dress code have led to more incidents in public, as citizens resent strangers admonishing them about their appearance. [...]

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

UK-Iranian Nazanin begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, takes part in a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London, on January 16th. (AP) June 15, 2019 A British-Iranian mother being held in a Tehran prison on sedition charges has begun another hunger strike in protest at her detention, her husband said on [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Europe, Woman|