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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.

A veteran translator’s stories of censorship before and after the Islamic Revolution

Veteran writer and translator Parnaz Azima has struggled with the censors of the Islamic Republic for decades. (IranWire) By Niloufar Rostami April 16, 2021 Parnaz (Nazi) Azima is a journalist, author and translator. Some of her books have been published in Iran, but still more have gathered dust waiting to be rubber-stamped by [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran censors soccer match over 100 times due to woman referee

Iran TV interrupted the important game between Manchester United and Tottenham dozens of times. (Getty) April 16, 2021 A television station controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran censored over 100 broadcast shots of a female referee during the Sunday British soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham, sparking criticism on social media because of [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Teacher arrested in Mashhad for protesting against Iran-China deal

Iranian filmmakers condemn the signed 25-year strategic cooperation agreement between Iran and China. (Twitter) April 15, 2021 Elementary school teacher Batoul Amini Dehyadegari was arrested at her home in Mashhad on the morning of April 5, 2021. Her family have not yet heard from her and her whereabouts is unknown. But her son, [...]

By |April 15th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Daughter of Iran’s ex-president Rafsanjani says she is boycotting upcoming elections

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university, Dec 7, 2015. (ILNA) April 15, 2021 The daughter of one of the founding figures of Iran’s clerical establishment said on Monday she intends to boycott the upcoming presidential elections, citing her lack of faith in any reforms from within the establishment. Faezeh [...]

By |April 15th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran’s women are valued half of men even before they are born

A woman prays at the grave of an unknown soldier at the shrine of Saint Saleh in northern Tehran, Iran, April 6, 2021. .(AP) By Maryam Dehkordi April 13, 2021 Iran’s judiciary has announced that the rate of blood money levies for a human being for the year 2021-2022 should be 480 million [...]

By |April 13th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian social media activist flogged 74 times before temporary prison leave

Zohreh Sarv was arrested along with another activist Sina Monirzadeh in a joint case on December 24, 2019. (Supplied) April 12, 2021 Jailed social media activist Zohreh Sarv was flogged 74 times on Monday, April 5, before temporary prison leave. The flogging was carried out while the sentence has already been converted into [...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Iran, Women|

31 women and men arrested at mixed-gender party in southwest Iran

A coffee shop was sealed and a lawsuit was filed against the arrested people who had broken the 'norms' and held a night party. (Supplied) April 12, 2021 Thirty-one women and men were arrested at a private party in a coffee shop in the southwestern Iranian city of Mahshahr, judicial authorities announced on [...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran uses religious edicts to discriminate against women

A woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, undated. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour April 10, 2021 Under Islamic law, women in Iran do not have the same rights as men. This includes not having the right to choose when it comes to jobs, careers [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran’s honeytrap for Ali Javanmardi in Iraq

Samira Morad-Pour (R), along with an Iranian intelligence team, planned to kidnap or assassinate Ali Javanmardi (L). (INU) April 5, 2021 “A court in the Iraqi Kurdish-state of Erbil sentenced Samira Morad-Pour, a female terrorist of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), to five years in prison for attempting to assassinate Ali [...]

By |April 5th, 2021|Iraq, Women|

Iran’s government scores 150 in discrimination against women

Iranian women in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP) April 3, 2021 In the newly-released Global Gender Gap Report 2021 by the World Economic Forum, Iran under the rule of the mullahs is ranked 150 in terms of gender gap. The report, which was released on March 30, 2021, points out that [...]

By |April 3rd, 2021|Iran, Women|