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.

Prominent imprisoned Iranian human rights activist calls for election boycott

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) February 6, 2020 An imprisoned Iranian human rights activist called on her compatriots to boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this month to [...]

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

Male hairdresser for women: A dangerous profession in Iran

It is illegal for men to offer beauty services to women in Iran. (ISNA) February 05, 2020 Mohsen has his apron on, and wears a T-shirt and shorts. He is busy dyeing Shoreh's hair, one of his regular customers. The 36-year-old is one of Iran’s male hairdressers offering a variety of cosmetic services [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Hijab limits women, says Iranian chess master sacked from national team

Iranian chess champion, Mitra Hejazipoor playing at Moscow World Rapid & Blitz Championship. (RF) January 29, 2020 The Iranian female chess grandmaster Mitra Hejazipour who was sacked from the national team for boldly removing her headscarf (hijab) during the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow, has said that hijab is "limitation" [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Influential Iranian women: Tahereh Kaghazchi, prominent chemist

Tahereh Kaghazchi is currently a researcher and lecturer at Amirkabir University of Technology, supervising postgraduate and doctoral theses. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour January 28, 2020 Although Tahereh Kaghazchi has been widely praised in Iran as an exemplary chemist and as part of the Iranian scientific community, she grew in prominence when her biography was published [...]

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

Shocking stories of abuse, harassment and humiliation of female prisoners in Iran

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) By Shahed Alavi January 25, 2020 The interrogator took me to a room and said: ‘Now we are going to throw an ISIS man in here, whose wives are your cellmates. You know that they really belong to [...]

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

How Iran’s rebel women are back on the streets – and more confrontational than ever

A woman attending a candlelight vigil, in memory of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737, talks to a policeman, Jan 11, 2020. (AFP) By Masih Alinejad January 23, 2020 One photograph from among the dozens showing young Iranians protesting the shooting down of Ukrainian aircraft, has stayed with me over the past few [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is the only Iranian female Olympic medallist. (AFP) January 21, 2020 Iran’s only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Amnesty says security agent sexually assaulted a detained female protester in Iran

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 20, 2020 Amnesty International has received "shocking reports" about sexual assault of a woman, recently detained in Iran for participating in protests following the downing [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian Shahnaz Akmali: “I go to prison as a mother with hope for better days ahead”

Since her son was killed in the 2009 demonstrations, Shahnaz Akmali has committed herself to demanding justice for him and other victims. (IranWire) January 17, 2020 On Wednesday, January 15, Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of Mustafa Karimbeigi, reported to Evin Prison to begin serving her one-year sentence. Akmali was sentenced in November on [...]

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

Iranian chess referee fears government retribution after hijab uproar

International chess arbiter Shohreh Bayat defied the compulsory headscarf during a game at Shanghai World Championship. (Supplied) January 16, 2020 An Iranian chess referee is scared of returning to her home country after she was photographed at a match in Shanghai with her head uncovered. The photo of Shohreh Bayat, 32, at the [...]

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