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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.

Child bride sets herself on fire in Iran due to spousal abuse

A cropped version of a photo which went viral on social media in Iran shows the marriage of a 9-year old girl with a young man in his 20s. (Video grab) March 5, 2022 A teenage girl who was a victim of child marriage set herself on fire in southeastern Iran due to [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Report details sickening abuse of children in women’s prisons

Female prison inmates in Iran can keep their children with them until the age of two. (Supplied) By Samaneh Ghadarkhan March 4, 2022 “Traces of cigarette burns can be clearly observed on the hands, the feet and the genitals of the eight-year-old girl. They were inflicted by her mother when she noticed the [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Iran’s hardliners attack female politician for keeping a dog

Azar Mansouri, secretary-general of the reformist Etehad-e Mellat (National Unity) Party. (Supplied) February 26, 2022 Religious hardliners in Iran have slammed Azar Mansouri, the first female party leader, for keeping a dog at home and "trying to normalize living with dogs". The reformist newspaper Shargh published a video February 15 – along with a feature [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Sister of slain Iran’s November 2019 protestor beaten by court officials

Farzaneh Ansarifar is the sister of a protester killed during Iran’s nationwide November 2019 demonstrations. (Supplied) February 26, 2022 Farzaneh Ansarifar – the sister of Farzad Ansarifar, a protester killed during Iran’s nationwide November 2019 demonstrations – has been beaten at the Behbahan prosecutor's office and in the prosecutor’s presence. Farzad Ansarifar was shot in [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Iranians stage demonstration in Tehran to protest hijab ban in India

More than four decades after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, there is still much resistance to the prescribed standards of hijab promoted by the state. (Supplied) February 19, 2022 Tens of Iranian students staged a protest outside the Indian embassy in Tehran to protest a ban on hijab in colleges in the southern [...]

By |February 19th, 2022|India, Women|

La’ya: Victim of an honor killing by proxy

A young mother named La'ya in Mahshahr, Khuzestan killed herself earlier this month due to sustained abuse by her husband, a cousin. (IranWire) By Maryam Dehkordi February 15, 2022 On Saturday, February 5, hours after horrific images of the so-called “honor killing” of runaway teenage bride Mona Heydari sickened Iran, judicial authorities announced [...]

By |February 15th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Iran steps up plan to stop women riding motorbikes

Women on motorbikes have been harassed and even arrested by Iranian police on several occasions over the past few years. (Supplied) February 14, 2022 Iran intends “to organize and regulate” the use of motorcycles in Tehran and will “seriously deal” with those who have no motorcycle license, such as women. Tehran’s Police Chief [...]

By |February 14th, 2022|Iran, Women|

‘Stop the slaughter of Iranian women’: Activists’ petition to the UN

The Islamic Penal Code not only allows women to be punished by men in some cases, but also allows men to escape severe punishment if they commit murders of women and girls. (Twitter) February 10, 2022 Following the brutal murder of 17-year-old Mona Heydari in the southern city of Ahvaz, rights activists have signed a petition to [...]

By |February 10th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Local sources: Victim of ‘honor killing’ in Ahvaz was a child bride and mother

Mona Heydari who was beheaded by her husband on Feb 7, 2022. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi February 8, 2022 On the afternoon of Saturday, February 5, 2022, Rokna News Agency released an horrific video detailing a recent so-called “honor killing” in Ahvaz, Khuzestan. A young man was seen walking in the Khashayar neighborhood [...]

By |February 8th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Iran shuts down news website over image of decapitated woman

A partial view of a street in Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan. (Supplied) February 7, 2022 Iran has shut down a news website for publishing a gruesome image of a man holding a large knife in one hand and what was said to be the head of his wife [...]

By |February 7th, 2022|Iran, Women|