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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.

Women banned from riding bikes in Iran province run by ultra-conservative cleric

Women must be fully covered if they want to ride a bike in public. But officially riding bikes is banned for them. (CBS) August 5, 2020 The "Headquarters for Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Vice" in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province has enforced a ban on women riding bicycles in public places. The capital city [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Police in Iran complain of lacking manpower to enforce hijab rules

An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce Islamic dress code on April 22, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. (ISNA) August 1, 2020 The deputy commander of the Islamic Republic's law enforcement has complained that his forces are "really left single-handed" in policing "moral security" [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

The systematic trafficking of Iranian girls

10 of the detainees were women while the rest were men. Some of the unidentified partygoers were from neighboring towns. (Supplied) By Pooya Stone August 1, 2020 Iranian women and girls are being systematically trafficked to other countries by criminal gangs with state officials providing immunity or outright taking part. This was basically [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Europe, Middle East, Woman|

Hardliner politician in Iran reportedly gets light sentence after accusation of rape

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) August 1, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Court has reportedly acquitted a former member of parliament, Salman Khodadadi, of rape but sentenced him to 99 lashes, and banned him for [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Two female inmates dead at Iran’s Qarchak prison where Kylie Moore-Gilbert is jailed

The two deaths and one attempt occurred in the past ten days, according to the report. (Supplied) July 30, 2020 Two female prisoners who were held at Iran’s Qarchak prison, known as the most dangerous and worst prison in the country, have died by suicide over the last ten days with another one [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Australia, Europe, Woman|

Bomb thrown at Iranian-Swedish politician’s home after she criticized Iran’s regime

Soheila Fors is an Iranian-born member of Sweden’s Christian Democrats party. (Social Media) July 27, 2020 An incendiary bomb was thrown at an Iranian-Swedish politician’s home after she received threatening phone calls over her criticism of the Iranian regime. Soheila Fors, an Iranian-born member of Sweden’s Christian Democrats party, said on Sunday that [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian Kurdish mother-of-three promised amnesty, then jailed for 15 years

Female prison guards walk along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) July 27, 2020 Shahnaz Sadeghifar, a Kurdish citizen from Urmia, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Second Branch of Urmia Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Sheikhlou. The sentence was handed down against [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iran women’s rights activist sentenced to over 4 years for role in January protests

A woman attending a candlelight vigil, in memory of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737, talks to a policeman. (Getty) July 25, 2020 An Iranian women’s rights activist said on Saturday she has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for protesting after the government admitted to downing a [...]

By |July 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian mother: Police let my daughter’s killer walk free

Fatemeh's mother says that despite confessing to murder at the scene, Mojtaba Namdar was released on bail two weeks later. (IranWire) By Maryam Dehkordi July 25, 2020 "He threw my girl, my bouquet of flowers, whom I had worked hard for 16 years, out of the window in front of my eyes, and then [...]

By |July 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

UN experts urge Iran to release jailed activist with COVID-19 symptoms

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) July 22, 2020 A group of UN rights experts called Wednesday on Iran to immediately release jailed activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with the novel coronavirus, warning her life was at stake. “The Iranian authorities must act now before it is too late,” the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|