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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.

Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalized amid hunger strike

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013. (AFP) September 19, 2020 A leading Iranian human rights lawyer has been hospitalized a month after launching a hunger strike seeking better prison conditions and the release of political prisoners amid the pandemic, her husband said Saturday. Reza Khandan [...]

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

People of Tehran swindled by morality police cash grab scheme

Iranians received text messages from the morality police accusing them of not wearing hijab while in their cars. (AP) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour September 17, 2020 Over the last few days, a number of Iranians have reported that they received text messages from the morality police accusing them of not wearing hijab while in their cars. [...]

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

Celebrated artists and authors join online campaign to free imprisoned Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Urgent call for international show of solidarity to free lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (#FreeNasrin) as she begins the fifth week of hunger strike. (Social Media) September 15, 2020 Prominent global artists and authors have united in an impassioned call to free the renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is imprisoned in Iran for [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Woman|

Social media is forcing Iran to address the taboo topic of sexual violence

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (Bloomberg) By Seyed Bat'haei September 10, 2020 Sexual abuse is a taboo topic in Iran. The country's state-run media ignore or actively censor news of rape, harassment or abuse allegations. Few victims choose to come forward in a country where strict Islamic [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Turkey frees detained Iranian activist

Video grab from one of the "Girls of Revolution Street" in Tehran, Maryam Shariatmadari, February 27, 2018. (AP) September 10, 2020 Turkish authorities released Iranian activist Maryam Shariatmadari, who was detained in western Turkey on Sept. 7 on the grounds that her visa had expired. Shariatmadari faced the threat of deportation back to [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Turkey, Woman|

Husband of detained UK-Iranian urges govt help after new charges

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, March 31, 2019. (Reuters) September 09, 2020 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for sedition, on Wednesday called on the UK government to do "everything to protect [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Women’s rights activist Maryam Shariatmadari detained in Turkey

Maryam Shariatmadari, was injured when she was kicked down from a utility box during her protest in February 2018. (Supplied) September 9, 2020 Police arrested an outspoken Iranian women's rights activist in Turkey on Monday, and may deport her to Iran, where she may potentially could face torture, prison and even the death penalty. [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s torture victims welcome Amnesty report on ‘shocking’ prison abuse

MEK supporter, Homa Jaberi, told Arab News that she welcomes Amnesty’s report, but that it only scratches the surface of the abuse that is rife in Iran’s prison system. (Supplied) September 04, 2020 A new report by Amnesty International has revealed the gruesome reality of torture in Iranian jails, but survivors of the [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

German Judges Association awards Iranian rights lawyer on hunger strike in prison

Iranian lawyer and rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) September 04, 2020 The German Judges Association (DRB) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who is currently on a hunger strike in an Iranian prison in protest to [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran’s #MeToo moment: First steps of a “long march”

Iranian woman stands at the Masoumeh shrine in Qom,  June 12, 2009. (AP) By Arash Azizi September 1, 2020 It all started with a cringe-worthy tweet. “Kiss her lips on the first date and if she didn’t protest that means she’ll let you fuck her,” an Iranian man tweeted in Persian on August 6. “If [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|