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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.

Hijabs & harassment: how Iran soured its ‘Sisters’ on the revolution

Narges Hossein, the second “Revolution Woman," who followed in the footsteps of Vida Movahed and protested against forced hijab. (Supplied) By Golnaz Esfandiari February 26, 2019 Forty years ago, Iranian women and girls of various political and social stripes helped to bring on Iran's 1979 revolution to topple the shah. But according to [...]

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

Iranian regime refuses to pass a bill to prevent violence against women

Two Iranian women make their way in a square while one of them wears the chador in downtown Tehran, Iran, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) February 26, 2019 The Iranian Judiciary has called for the Provision of Security for Women Against Violence (PSW) bill to be fundamentally revised, expressing doubts over whether the heavy [...]

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

Iranian Instagram influencers embrace the hijab

Mahdis, a popular Instagram star. (Instagram) February 23, 2019 Since mid-January, Iranian Instagram influencers such as Mahdis, who has over 400,000 followers, have changed their appearance on the social media networking service by wearing the hijab. The influencers deleted all of their previous posts in which they appeared with their hair uncovered. These Instagram influencers, widely known [...]

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

Iranian female referees at the European Futsal Championship

Gelareh Nazemi and Zari Fathi were invited to referee the European Women’s Futsal Championship, including the semi-final between Spain and Russia. (Supplied) February 21, 2019 Spain won the inaugural UEFA Women’s Futsal Championship, beating the hosts Portugal on Sunday, February 17. But it was also a first for Iranians: Two female Iranian referees officiated at [...]

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

Iranians attack police after women detained for wearing hijabs ‘improperly’

An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce Islamic dress code on April 22, 2007 in Tehran, Iran. (ISNA) February 21, 2019 A group of Iranians attacked a morality police van in Tehran last week after two young women were detained for "improperly" wearing [...]

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

More threats against the mother of imprisoned labor activist

When Esmail Bakhshi’s mother and friends of the family went to the prosecutor’s office to ask about him, the prosecutor ordered the arrest of his mother. (Supplied) February 20, 2019 On Monday February 18, the family of imprisoned labor activist Esmail Bakhshi and a group of workers from the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Factory gathered outside the Justice Bureau [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

In Tehran, you can choose a marriage that lasts for three minutes

Iranian women by a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini. (Reuters) February 18, 2019 In many ways, Mohsen is like the single men you see on dating sites anywhere. He’s 27 years old, earns good money and wants to meet a hottie. But there’s one big difference: He’s seeking a temporary marriage. In an unusual [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Police in Tehran fire in the air to disperse protests against hijab enforcement

A woman in Mashhad joined the protest against mandatory hijab in Iran, undated. (Supplied February 18, 2019 The Iranian government’s official news agency (IRNA) has confirmed reports that police in a working-class neighborhood of Tehran fired shots in the air Friday February 15 evening after residents had a clash with morality enforcement agents. [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s female political prisoners

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (Bloomberg) February 16, 2019 Imprisoned Iranian activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi has clearly articulated what so many Iranian activists and human rights advocates are thinking: “10 women and 132 years of prison are not merely two numbers. They are [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Transformation in Iran will come from women

Haleh Esfandiari speaks during a press conference in Washington on Sept. 10, 2007. (Getty Images) By Amy Mackinnon February 15, 2019 This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, when the government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a Western-backed autocrat, was swept away and replaced with the theocratic regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah [...]

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