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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 female fans launch football group open to all

Iranian football fans in Iran watching Iran Spain game via screen. (MEHR) By Payam Yunesipour March 11, 2019 Until very recently, they didn’t even think of themselves as a group at all. They were just three friends who, once in a while, perhaps a couple of times a year or maybe once a month, [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Activists appear unveiled in Tehran on Women’s Day

Two unveiled Iranian women mark International Women's Day on Tehran's Valiasr Street, March 8, 2019, holding a red sign that says the occasion brings hope for a just world for all humanity. (Video grab) March 9, 2019 Small groups of Iranian women celebrated International Women's Day by appearing publicly unveiled in Tehran and [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Ayatollah challenges parliament as it mulls equal ‘blood money’ for women

Iran, Qom -- Grand Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani, undated. (Supplied) March 9, 2019 A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has chastised parliament for debating a law to equalize the amount of “blood money” paid to male and female victims or their heirs. According to Islamic law, “diyah," or “blood money” is paid as financial compensation [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

France’s Macron invites jailed Iranian human rights lawyer to G7 council

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (L) speaks on the phone next to her husband Reza Khandan as they pose for a photo at their house in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) March 9, 2019 French President Emmanuel Macron has invited jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to take part in the G7 gender equality [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Two women arrested in western Iran for removing hijab

Iranian women discarding headscarves in protest against Iran's dress code. (Supplied) March 9, 2019 Reports on social media say that two women in Kangavar, western Iran have been arrested for removing their headscarves in public. Hijab or head scarf with all-body cover is obligatory for women in Iran. But since December 2017 there [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Britain to grant jailed UK-Iranian mother ‘diplomatic protection’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella in Damavand, Iran following her release from prison for three days, August 23, 2018. (AFP) March 8, 2019 Britain said Thursday that it will grant “diplomatic protection” to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a UK-Iranian dual citizen jailed in Tehran since 2016, citing a lack of due process and [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Iranian female fans to Asian Football Confederation: open stadium doors for all

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (IRNA) By Payam Yunesipour March 8, 2019 Female fans of Iranian football team Persepolis have launched a new campaign calling for women to be allowed into stadiums. Appealing to the Asian Football Confederation [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013, after being freed following three years in prison. (AFP) March 7, 2019 A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended protesters against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted and faces years in prison, an [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Five crimes committed by women in Iran

It is easy for women to get into trouble in Iran. (IranWire) March 6, 2019 If you’re a woman in Iran, it’s easy to get into trouble — whether it’s walking a dog or watching football. Here are five crimes women regularly commit in Iran. You might be surprised (or not). Five crimes [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian who was arrested for hijab protest absconds country, seeks asylum

Azam Jangravi poses during an interview with Reuters, at the unknown location, February 7, 2019. (REUTERS) March 5, 2019 One year ago, Azam Jangravi took off her hijab and waved it above her head while standing atop an electrical transformer in a busy Tehran square. It was an act of protest to denounce [...]

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