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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.

Women heads of household hit hard by coronavirus in Iran

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (ISNA) April 4, 2020 The coronavirus crisis in Iran and the incompetence of the government is causing additional pressure for female heads of the household because, due to the sexist nature of the state laws, their jobs are less secure in the first place.  Many women earn money through [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Woman|

Iranian activist Shiva Nazar Ahari: Solitary confinement and quarantine both isolate you from society

Shiva Nazar Ahari during a protest in Iran. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar April 02, 2020 The term "home quarantine" has now been added to the daily vocabulary of people around the world. Authorities in cities and countries around the world have required people to stay home to fight the deadly coronavirus disease by limiting [...]

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

Mother-in-law of Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei’s youngest son dies of coronavirus

Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA) March 24, 2020 The mother-in-law of one of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s sons has died of coronavirus, state media reported on Monday. Ezat Khamooshi died of coronavirus in a hospital in Tehran on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Prominent political prisoner in Iran on hunger strike to protect inmates from coronavirus

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) March 18, 2020 Prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh is on hunger strike to protest keeping political prisoners [...]

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

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe temporarily released from Tehran jail

Nazanin with her daughter Gabriella before they were detained by Iranian authorities. (Change.org) March 18, 2020 British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from prison in Iran as it struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 42, was part of a temporary release of 85,000 prisoners. She has been in [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: First female coal miner

Mahnaz Mirzaei is the head of Sarapardeh coal mine in the district of Kohbonan. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi March 14, 2020 When it comes to the world's toughest jobs, mining is definitely at the top of the list. Media photographs of miners often show tired men wearing clothing that offers them no protection, and sometimes [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Controversy over loose-fitting hijab forces Iranian chess referee to claim asylum in UK

International chess arbiter Shohreh Bayat defied the compulsory headscarf during a game at Shanghai World Championship. (Supplied) March 13, 2020 When 32-year-old chess referee Shohreh Bayat was selected to be the chief arbiter at the women’s world championships in Shanghai, she doubtless expected it to be a career highlight. But as an Iranian woman [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Jailed activist’s mother warns about threats of physical, sexual abuse in Iran prison

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) March 10, 2020 In a letter to Iran's Chief Justice the mother of Narges Mohmmadi, a jailed human rights activist, has warned about ill-treatment as well as [...]

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

Jailed Iranian activist Nasrin Sotoudeh writes a plea for peace on International Women’s Day

Iranian lawyer and rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) By Nasrin Sotoudeh March 10, 2020 One afternoon, on a late spring day in 2018, a group of officers from the Iranian Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Intelligence came and arrested me while I was home alone. [...]

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

What has the Islamic regime taken away from Iranian women

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar March 9, 2020 March 8 is International Women’s Day. Forty-one years ago, on this day, Iranian women, with and without hijab, poured into the streets in Tehran and demanded equal rights with men. But they soon found [...]

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