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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.

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of Iranian anti-hijab activist

Saba Kord Afshari, Iranian protester and anti-hijab activist. Undated. (Social Media) July 9, 2020 In a letter to the head of the Islamic Republic's Judiciary on Monday, July 6, Amnesty International (AI) called for the immediate and unconditional release of a civil rights and a women’s rights activist. Saba Kordafshari, an activist who [...]

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

Iran shocked by teenage girl’s suicide

Ghazal reportedly ended her life by taking methadone pills. But a source close to the matter told IranWire that there is confusion over the exact circumstances.  (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi July 06, 2020 "I will kill myself tonight in any way I can. Because it's over. No one has the right to harass my [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

The erasing of Iranian women, their history, and their aspirations

Iranian woman, Vida Movahed, protested against compulsory hijab by removing her headscarf and hoisting it in public on Tehran's Revolution Street on December 27, 2017. (Social Media) By Mariam Memarsadeghi July 2, 2020 I left Iran when I was seven, during the 1979 revolution. My first trip back was ten years later, full of [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian authorities move to block release of female rights activists

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal earlier this year for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) July 2, 2020 Female human rights activists imprisoned in Iran are facing a slew of new charges to prevent them from being temporarily released because of [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Former president’s daughter says Iran’s govt is ‘neither religious nor revolutionary’

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on, December 07, 2015. (ILNA) July 1, 2020 Faezeh Hashemi, an outspoken former Iranian lawmaker and the daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic Republic says Iran is neither a religious government, nor a revolutionary state. Taking part in a question and [...]

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

Iran appeals court confirms Franco-Iranian academic’s five-year jail term

Fariba Adelkhah is a research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (Supplied) June 30, 2020 Iran’s appeals court has confirmed a five-year prison sentence for Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah on security charges, the Mizan news agency reported on Tuesday. Adelkhah [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

From poisonings to beheadings, ‘honor killings’ in Iran gets a fresh spotlight with social media

Young Iranian women sitting on the steps outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran. (AP) By Hollie McKay June 30, 2020 Last week in the Kurdish-Iranian city of Kermanshah, an 18-year-old pregnant woman was forced to consume aluminum phosphide by her father and brothers in what human rights activists have deemed a brutal "honor" [...]

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

PEN America condemns threats against Iranian writers, activists in the US

Masih Alinejad is a writer, journalist and a women’s rights activist who campaigns against the compulsory hijab and other discriminatory laws. (Supplied) June 29, 2020 PEN America has condemned what it says are “threats” made to the safety of Iranian writers and activists living in the United States, “apparently from individuals who are [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|North America, USA, Woman|

Iran pressures psychologists to avoid public discussion of violence against women

Under Islamic Republic law, a father who kills his child is not considered a murderer and is not punished by death. (AFP) By Fahimeh Khezer-Haydari and Maryam Sinaiee June 26, 2020 State institutions in Iran are pressuring mental health workers to avoid controversial issues such as honor killings and violence against women, wife and child [...]

By |June 26th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Young activist returns to prison refusing to ask for clemency from Iran’s Khamenei

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) June 22, 2020 A young Iranian labor and civil rights activist, Sepideh Qolyan (Gholian) went back to prison on Sunday after she refused to petition the Supreme Leader for clemency. Ms. Qolyan, 25, had been [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|