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.

Iranian imams are obstacles for women in sports

Friday imams and clerics have been one of the main barriers to women's sports over the last four decades. (IranWire) March 4, 2021 Following an attack on female Iranian mountaineers, a climbing association has issued a ban on female rock climbers but has done nothing to confront the perpetrator — a Friday prayers imam. On February 24, 2021, a video was released [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Sex trafficking between Iran and Turkey continues despite pandemic

Turkey provides a good market for sex workers from neighboring Iran. (IranWire) By Payam Masouri March 4, 2021 Iranian sex workers are often destined for Turkey. Many of them travel to Turkey during the spring and summer for seasonal work, but turn to sex work instead, or in addition to this work. This has [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Turkey, Women|

Iran’s only female Olympic medallist to compete under white flag in Tokyo

Kimia Alizadeh is the only Iranian female Olympic medallist. (AFP) March 2, 2021 Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio 2016 [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|East Asia, Europe, Women|

Social media fight spreads in Iran as women seek to regain international travel rights

Samira Zargari is not the first married athlete whose husband prevented her from leaving Iran. (Twitter) By Jon Haworth March 1, 2021 Iran's Alpine ski coach, Samira Zargari, couldn't join her team for the world championships in Italy last week. The reason? Her husband barred her from leaving the country. The reaction on [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian student sentenced to five years in prison for wishing jailed journalist happy birthday

Leila Hosseinzadeh had taken part in a small gathering of students to mark the birthday of Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam. (Supplied) February 25, 2021 Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist, has been sentenced to five years in prison and a two-year internet ban for wishing happy birthday to a fellow jailed student. The sentence was [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Khamenei: Women in animations must wear hijab

The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in October 2016. (AP) February 22, 2021 Women in animations must wear hijab, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has announced in a new fatwa published by the Fiqh (“Islamic Jurisprudence”) Telegram channel in answer to an inquiry. “Is observing hijab necessary for characters in animated [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian girls younger than 14 are trafficked abroad

Iranian schoolgirls flash the victory sign in an annual gathering in Tehran. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour February 22, 2021 “The Situation of Human Trafficking Across Iranian Borders” is the title of a new report in Police Science Quarterly, published by Eastern Tehran Police. According to the report, Iran is one of the major [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Europe, Middle East, Women|

Threats to publish private photos force Iranian female sports official out

Shadi Paridar posted on Instagram several times about the ordeal without directly mentioning why she was fired. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour February 20, 2021 Female athletes and officials have faced harsh discrimination for many decades in the Islamic Republic, and, despite warnings from international sports federations tasked with upholding the principles of the [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran hanged an already-dead woman, says lawyer

Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi (2nd L) attends an execution by hanging in Tehran on August 2, 2007. (Reuters) February 20, 2021 An Iranian lawyer said Friday that prison authorities hanged his female client despite suffering a heart attack moments before the sentence was carried out. Zahra Esmaili was found guilty of the [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Mourning mothers of Iran seek justice

Five mothers together in the courtyard of Loghman Hospital for news of Behnam Mahjoubi: a dervish who died on a ventilator after eight months of torture in prison. (IranWire) By Aida Ghajar February 20, 2021 It’s just a picture. A picture of five mothers together in the courtyard of Loghman Hospital, counting the [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Iran, Women|