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.

How can Iran modernize with stone age justice rooted in medieval Islam?

lslamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [IRIB] has produced and broadcast several programs to promote polygamy. (Screen shot) By Firouz Farzani December 6, 2019 Believe it or not, even in a big modern city like Tehran, there is still serious discussion about the so-called virtues of polygamy.  A mullah on TV made the case for it [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

NY-based Iranian activist sues Khamenei and others at US Federal Court

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad. (Twitter) December 6, 2019 A NY-based Iranian anti-compulsory-hijab activist, Masih Alinejad has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic Judiciary and its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Alinejad, who lives in exile [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

Jailed Iranian lawyers win human rights award

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013, after being freed following three years in prison. (AFP) November 29, 2019 The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe ( CCBE) has bestowed its annual Human Rights Award to four lawyers from Iran. Ms.Nasrin Sotoudeh, Addolfattah Soltani, [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

She was helping the injured in Iran when they killed her

Ameneh Shahbazi was killed in Karaj in protests in Karaj. She was shot dead in Marlick in Karaj on Sunday 17 Nov 2019. (IranWire) November 26, 2019 Ameneh Shahbazi, 34, has been named as yet another victim of the recent fuel price protests in Iran. Shahbazi was shot and killed in Marlick, Karaj, [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

New round of forced confessions start in Iran

IRNA published a report claiming that Fatemeh Davand had returned to Iran to “establish communication with hostile groups during recent unrests”. (Screen-grab) November 22, 2019 On the evening of November 20, Iranian state TV broadcast the confession of a woman who was arrested during recent protests. The woman was introduced to the viewers as Fatemeh Davand, [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran: Sepideh Gholian arrested again

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) November 20, 2019 Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested during the night of Saturday, November 16 at her father’s house. The Campaign to Defend Haft-Tappeh Detainees announced news of her arrest – but the information was only reported a day [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Faezeh Hashemi: If polygamy in Iran is good, it should be permitted for women too

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Monday December 07, 2015. (ILNA) By Shima Shahrabi November 14, 2019 Discussions around polygamy have burst into Iranian social media over the past several days. A series of posters published by the Hassani Life Institution, in the conservative city of Qom, sparked the [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

An entity offering services for polygamy operates in Iran

Young Iranian women sitting on the steps outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran. (AP) November 13, 2019 Come and enjoy our free training workshops for polygamy, a controversial Persian ad on Instagram invites users in Iran to try the service. The ad shows a "happily smiling family”; a man, his four "cheerful" [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Gohar Eshghi

Gohar Eshghi with her son Sattar Beheshti in 2011. (IranWire) By Maryam Dehkordi November 12, 2019 “I said I didn’t do anything. Why should I shut my mouth? I just write what I see and what I hear.” These were the last words Sattar Beheshti wrote on his blog – a collection of writing that [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Despite religious propaganda, Iranians scorn polygamy

lslamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [IRIB] has produced and broadcast several programs to promote polygamy. (Screen shot) By Ali Ranjipour November 12, 2019 Polygamy has been a hot topic on Persian-language social media in recent days following a series of efforts to promote the practice among Iranians. Most people’s reactions have been negative; whether surprised, [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|