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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.

Iran doubles down on abortion and contraception restrictions

An Iranian woman with her baby walks through a park in Tehran on Nov. 25. 2021. (EPA-EFE) By Miriam Berger December 3, 2021 Iranians long had degrees of access to free contraception at public health facilities, part of family planning policies aimed at limiting population growth. In recent years, policy shifts have whittled [...]

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

US senators seek sanctions on Iran over alleged plot to kidnap journalist

Masih Alinejad, Iranian journalist and women's rights activist, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York, U.S, April 12, 2019. (REUTERS) December 2, 2021 Democratic and Republican US senators announced legislation on Thursday that would impose sanctions over an alleged plot by Iranian intelligence agents to kidnap Iranian-born US journalist [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|North America, USA, Women|

Caught between FIFA and a fatwa, Iran’s football bosses keep pro league matches closed

Iranians outside the country have drawn attention to the discrimination female football fans face in Iran. (Twitter) By Payam Younesipour November 24, 2021 In the sixth week of Persian Gulf Pro League matches in Iran, the man in charge of making it all happen has thrown cold water over the prospect of fans [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian child brides at record numbers

According to Iranian civil law, the legal age for marriage is 13 for girls and 15 for boys. (Getty) November 24, 2021 Child marriage has risen over 30 percent in Iran this year from the same period last year, with 9,750 girls aged 10-14 officially wed in a three-month period. Figures published by [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Prominent Iranian rights activist to receive lashes, serve time after her arrest

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) November 18, 2021 Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi said Wednesday she faces an outstanding sentence of 80 lashes and 30 months’ jail after she was arrested on Tuesday. Mohammadi called her husband, who lives in France, from Evin prison telling him that she was in solitary [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran enacts population law seen to limit women’s health care

Iranian women look at the showcase of a shop in Tehran, Iran, Nov 14, 2021 (Reuters) November 16, 2021 A law aimed at boosting Iran’s population came into force on Tuesday after concerns were raised that it would limit women’s access to reproductive health care. The “Youthful Population and Protection of the Family” [...]

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

Iran’s female footballers shine at Asian club championships

Iranian women’s football team Shahrdari Sirjan CSC has come second in the Asian Football Confederation’s 2021 Women’s Club Championship. (Tasnim) By Sahar Rezaei November 15, 2021 The women’s football team from Sirjan municipality, Kerman province, has come second in the Asian Football Confederation’s 2021 Women’s Club Championship. With six points, Shahrdari Sirjan CSC [...]

By |November 16th, 2021|East Asia, Women|

Jordan demands investigation into Iran footballer’s sex

Iranian goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei blocked two goal attempts by the Jordanian team, resulting in Iran's qualification. (Supplied) November 15, 2021 Jordan has called on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to launch an investigation to determine the sex of a goalkeeper on the Iranian women's football team, with Tehran denying foul play. Iran beat [...]

By |November 15th, 2021|Jordan, Women|

The history of one of Iran’s first schools for girls

One of Iran's first schools for girls, called Doushizgan, was opened in 1906 by Bibi Khanum Astarabadi. Attacks by religious and traditional groups, however, brought the work of the school to a halt. (IranWire) By Sahra Zandieh November 11, 2021 There is an old mansion in Tehran with a neon sign saying “Dental [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iran, Women|

New Iranian population law violates women’s rights

Iranian pregnant women may be interrogated in the event of a termination of the pregnancy in order to reveal the identities of the people who helped them. (Supplied) November 11, 2021 Iran’s new population law further violates women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health and puts women’s health and lives at risk, Human [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iran, Women|