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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.

Footage of city employees killing an elderly woman and destroying her shack shocks Iranians

Asieh Panahi died after she was forced out of the shack she lived in and officers used tear gas against her and her neighbors. (IranWire) May 30, 2020 An elderly woman has died after municipal authorities used tear gas and pepper spray to force her out of the shack she was living in. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Khamenei Twitter demands “tough punishment” for violence against women

A screenshot shows the official Twitter administered on behalf of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, August 23, 2017. (Twitter) By Maryam Sinaiee May 29, 2020 Presumably referring to a recent honor killing, the Twitter account of Iran's Supreme Leader on family and women's issues (Reyhane) on Thursday called for "tough punishments" for those [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

18-year-old Iranian woman burned to death by brother for marrying older man

A veiled Iranian woman crosses Jomhouri-e-Eslami (Islamic Republic) St. in downtown Tehran on July 30, 2018. (AP) May 28, 2020 An 18-year-old Iranian young woman has died of critical burns after her brother torched their house for marrying a man he did not approve of, state media reported on Wednesday. The victim had [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s president urges cabinet to curb ‘honor killings’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet session in the capital Tehran, April 15. (AFP) May 27, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on his cabinet Wednesday to quickly adopt laws aimed at curbing so-called honor killings after a father was arrested this week for allegedly murdering his 13- or 14-year-old daughter. Reza [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Brown Album by Iranian-American Porochista Khakpour review – a question of self-discovery

Porochista Khakpour spent her formative years ‘trying on and discarding selves’ in a search for belonging. (The Guardian) By Houman Barekat May 26, 2020 Of the many tens of thousands of Iranians who emigrated to the west after the 1979 revolution, the majority settled in California. Among them were Porochista Khakpour’s parents, who moved [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|North America, USA, Woman|

An urgent plea for helping Marzieh whose health in danger in Iranian prison

Marzieh Farsi is a political opponent of the Iranian regime. (Supplied) By Hossein Farsi May 25, 2020 I was a political prisoner in Iran for 12 years, through the 1980s, and now I live outside of Iran. I am aware of the brutal treatment of prisoners and their torture by Iranian regime agents. [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran, Woman|

Governor’s wife accused of taking $200,000 bribe from dodgy businessman in Iran

Haft-Tappeh workers protesting in Shush, November 19, 2018. (Supplied) May 25, 2020 In a high-profile corruption trial in Iran the wife of a governor stands accused of taking $200,000 in bribes from the CEO of a company that refused to pay its workers for months and then police brutally suppressed their protests. The [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran sentences man, wife to death for money laundering, corruption

Demonstrators pose behind fake prison bars during a protest against executions in Iran, Berlin, Germany, August 12, 2016. (AP) May 19, 2020 A special anti-corruption court in Iran has sentenced a couple to death on money laundering and other charges, the judiciary said Tuesday. The couple — Najva Lasheidaei and her husband Vahid [...]

By |May 19th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Former Rouhani aide comes under fire for “promoting homosexuality”

Shahindokht Molaverdi, former Rouhani’s Special Assistant for Civil Rights. (ISNA) By Maryam Sinaiee May 19, 2020 Iranian hardliners have launched a campaign against President Hassan Rouhani's former aide in women's and family affairs for "promoting homosexuality" by posting the U.N. "International Day of Families" poster on social media. On May 15 Ms. Shahindokht Molaverdi, [...]

By |May 19th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Why do Iranian female dentistry students need their husbands’ consent?

This year, female applicants to the Dental Assistant Course needed advance approval from their husbands. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour May 18, 2020 This year, as female applicants to the Dental Assistant Course entrance examination were filing out their registration booklets, they came across a bizarre addition on page 33 of the test guide: a [...]

By |May 18th, 2020|Iran, Woman|