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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.

The Iranian woman who sold trash to bring libraries to her city

Safura Ghallehzari, a retired teacher, has established seven libraries for her native city of Bandar Anzali by recycling trash. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 24, 2019 Safura Ghallehzari, a retired history, geography and social sciences teacher, has been busy building libraries for the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali by gathering trash and discarded paper, [...]

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

Long jail term for Iran rights defender confirmed, then denied

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer and defender Nasrin Sotoudeh‘s 33-year jail sentence is final, and she must serve [...]

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

Release Iranian women’s rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling

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) April 19, 2019 Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and [...]

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

Jailed Iranian journalist gets appeal hearing after months of isolation

Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian journalist and political prisoner who was arrested in early March 2017, undated. (Supplied) April 18, 2019 An Iranian court has held an appeal hearing for a jailed Iranian journalist and rights activist who faces a 12-year prison sentence for her social media criticisms of Iran’s judiciary. A report by Iran’s [...]

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

Iran’s female boxer makes history in France

Sadaf Khademi was not allowed to use boxing facilities in Iran so she practiced in a park with a punching bag that her coach hung from a tree. (Supplied) By Payam Yunesipour April 17, 2019 The photograph shows a young woman with a graceful body and well-toned muscles standing next to a referee, crying. [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Undercover: female football fans in Iran

Female guards in the segregated female section of the Azadi stadium, in Tehran, during the final match of the AFC Champions League between Iran’s Perspolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers. (The Guardian) By Forough Alaei April 16, 2019 It takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch [...]

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

Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison

Vida Movahed, protested against compulsory hijab by removing her headscarf and hoisting it in public on Tehran's Revolution Street on December 27, 2017. (Social Media) April 15, 2019 The lawyer for an Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest says she has been sentenced to one year in [...]

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

Iranian civil rights activist Yasaman Aryani rearrested

Yasaman Aryani was taken to custody by security agents who raided her house, confiscating her personal belongings. (Supplied) April 13, 2019 Civil rights activist Yasaman Aryani, was arrested for unknown reasons on April 10, 2019 after the state security forces raided her home in Tehran, her mother announced in a video clip posted [...]

By |April 13th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Just released from prison, Iranian civil rights activist Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi faces more time behind bars

Iranian writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee (R) with husband Arash Sadeghi. (Facebook) April 12, 2019 Newly released from prison, civil rights activist Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi may have to serve more time behind bars depending on the outcome of another case against her, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Iraee, who had been [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Woman sentenced to death in Iran based solely on Qasameh

An Iranian exile shouts slogans to protest against executions in Iran during a demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels December 29, 2010. (Reuters) April 11, 2019 A woman suspected of murdering her husband was sentenced to death in Iran based solely on Qsameh, the state-run ISNA news agency reported Monday. [...]

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