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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.

Germany warns dual nationals against travel to Iran after arrest

A 66-year German Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi, who was arrested in Iran. (Twitter) November 23, 2020 Germany has warned citizens who also hold Iranian nationality against traveling to Iran after a dual national was arrested in October. The foreign ministry did not name the detained citizen, but she has been identified as Nahid [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran worker burns himself to death in protest to not being able to afford mother’s treatment

Iranians wait to get prescription drugs at the state-run "13 Aban" pharmacy in Tehran, February 19, 2020. (AFP) November 21, 2020 An Iranian worker self-immolated outside the Kermanshah Workers’ Syndicate in western Iran on November 18 in protest to his medical insurance being cut off and his inability to pay for his mother’s [...]

By |November 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran jails ailing female dissident who signed 2019 letter asking Khamenei to quit, husband says

Husband of Shahla Jahanbin, said she had gone to Tehran’s Evin prison on Saturday, November 14. (AFP) November 21, 2020 Iran has imprisoned an ailing female dissident who signed a 2019 letter calling on its Islamist ruler to quit, rejecting her pleas to delay the start of a 27-month prison term until she [...]

By |November 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Social media activist faces deportation after fleeing Iran for Turkey

Somayeh Ramooz was trying to flee Iran for a safer country when she was apprehended by Turkish police. (IranWire) By Payam Masouri November 19, 2020 Civil activist Somayeh Ramooz has been arrested in Turkey while trying to leave for a safer country, according to reports received by IranWire. The 37-year-old from Bushehr province was detained [...]

By |November 19th, 2020|Turkey, Woman|

Faezeh Hashemi: I do not see a bright future for the Islamic Republic

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Monday December 07, 2015. (ILNA) By Shima Shahrabi November 18, 2020 As Iran marks one year since the huge protests across Iran and their suppression by security forces and police, prominent activist and former politician Faezeh Hashemi has spoken of her pessimism for the [...]

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

Iranian Kurdish girl sentenced to five years in prison on political charges

Ainaz Zare, 17, was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Oct 16, 2020, for “acting against national security”. (Supplied) November 18, 2020 A teenage girl in West Azerbaijan province has been sentenced to half a decade in prison for her political affiliations, the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reports. Ainaz Zare, 17, from [...]

By |November 18th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Weekly review of censorship in Iran: How a reporter-interrogator tried to steal a hashtag

Iranian state TV IRIB reporter Amena Sadat Zabihpour (L). (Social Media) By Niloufar Rostami November 17, 2020 Over the past week, Iranians have taken to Twitter en masse to share their personal accounts of what happened to them during the nationwide protests of November 2019. Since Thursday, November 12, more than 100,000 people have [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Anatomy of a murder: Iranian wife was killed because she wanted a divorce

Mojgan Gashoul was killed by her husband, an addict, and her young son saw her dead body the next morning. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi November 16, 2020 A photograph shows a woman sitting down, three children in her arms. Her name is Mojgan Gashol. She was killed by her husband, who administered severe blows [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian TV quiz show slammed as ‘disgusting,’ ‘cruel’ over Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘spy’ question

A video clip from the “Rokhdad” quiz show, which airs on Ofogh network, shows contestants being asked to identify individuals arrested on suspicion of espionage in Iran. (Screenshot) November 14, 2020 An Iranian state television quiz show has been slammed over its use of images of jailed British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in a [...]

By |November 14th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian Kurdish political prisoner transferred to jail far away from family

Zeynab Jalalian, a kurdish Iranian political activist serving a life sentence. (Twitter) November 13, 2020 A Kurdish political prisoner serving a life sentence has been transferred from Kermanshah Prison to Yazd Prison, despite suffering complications from coronavirus and a decline in her overall health. It is the fourth time she has been transferred in the [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Iran, Woman|