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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 attend Iran-Iraq match in Tehran stadium

Iranian female fans pose during the 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Group A, match between Iran and Iraq at Azadi Stadium on Jan 27, 2022. (Reuters) January 28, 2022 Iranian women were allowed Thursday for the first time in almost three years to attend a football match of their country’s national team in [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|East Asia, Iraq, Women|

Iranian campaigner welcomed home after years in Prison

Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward. (Supplied) January 26, 2022 Civil rights activist and political prisoner Atena Daemi was finally released on Monday, January 4 after seven and a half years of arbitrary detention. Pictures of the 33-year-old embracing her family were widely shared on social media last night. Daemi’s sister [...]

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

First Lady of Iran unveils plans for ‘Michelle Obama-style’ book for girls

Jamileh Alam al-Hoda, the wife of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi. (Supplied) January 24, 2022 Jamileh Alam al-Hoda, the wife of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, has said she has been asked to write a book in the style of ex-US First Lady Michelle Obama. Her husband, she told a conference in Qom on Thursday, had given [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|North America, USA, Women|

Iran rights defender sentenced to eight years jail and flogging: Husband

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) January 24, 2022 An Iranian court has sentenced leading human rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi to eight years in prison and over 70 lashes, her husband announced on Sunday, following her sudden arrest in November last year. Her husband Taghi Rahmani, who is based in France, wrote [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Senior cleric in Iran calls for hatred against women with loose hijab

Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Imam and an ultraconservative. (Supplied) January 22, 2022 Iranian hardliner cleric Ahmad Alamolhoda says women with loose-fitting hijab should not feel secure in public, urging people to express hatred towards them. During his Friday Prayer sermon, Alamolhoda – Ali Khamenei’s representative in Mashhad and father-in-law of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran, Women|

Police chief vows to prosecute ‘stubborn women’ who defy forced hijab in Iran

Iranian police would be cracking down on women and girls who do not abide by the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab rule. (Supplied) January 19, 2022 The head of the Iranian police’s NAJA special forces unit has claimed that women who “stubbornly” remove their hijab in public, for any reason at all, have committed [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Khamenei’s niece arrested after praising Shah’s widow

Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. (Social Media) January 18, 2022 Iran has arrested a niece of supreme leader Ali Khamenei, her brother and activists said, months after she took part in a celebration praising the widow of the ousted shah. Farideh Moradkhani, who has gained prominence as an [...]

By |January 18th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sees hope in Iran’s release of British inmate

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of detained charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, continues his hunger strike outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP) January 15, 2022 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she is feeling more hopeful after the release of a British Council worker from an Iranian jail. Aras Amiri was [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Europe, Women|

France warns of ‘negative consequences’ after Iran puts dual-national academic back in prison

A placard with a portrait of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, imprisoned in Iran, is placed outside Paris’s city hall on June 5, 2020. (AFP) January 13, 2022 Iran has re-incarcerated French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah after she had spent more than a year under house arrest, the French Foreign Ministry said on January 12. [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Europe, Women|

Iranian employee of British Council freed by Tehran

Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran in 2019. (Supplied) January 12, 2022 An Iranian employee of the British Council arrested in Tehran and later sentenced to 10 years in prison over internationally criticized espionage charges has been freed and traveled to the United Kingdom, the organization said Wednesday. Iranian authorities did [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|Europe, Women|