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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.

Iranian women’s group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

Elaheh Rahimi embroiders at a workshop of Bavar charity in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP) By Vahid Salemi December 29, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks. The organization called “Bavar,” [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Khamenei’s crocodile tears for nurses

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei leading the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in Tehran on June 26, 2017. (AFP) December 26, 2020 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei cried for healthcare workers on television on Sunday, December 20. However, it was all an act to distract people from the ten months that the ruling system [...]

By |December 26th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Literature-loving Iranian women read more books than men

Employee Mahnaz Zabi poses with a bestselling book of the Nashre-Cheshmeh Publishing House in Iran's capital Tehran, on December 5, 2020. (AFP) December 25, 2020 French authors Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir rub shoulders with the likes of Jewish diarist Anne Frank and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in Tehran bookstores where the largely female [...]

By |December 25th, 2020|Iran, Women|

22 Iranian Kurds, including 8 children, committed suicide in November

Suicides in public in Iran are meant to send a message of protest and a cry for attention. (IranWire) December 25, 2020 In the past month, at least 22 Iranian Kurd citizens committed suicide in various cities in the Kurdistan region in western Iran. Eight of them were under 18 years old. According to the Hengaw [...]

By |December 25th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Women|

Woman sets self on fire after city demolishes shelter, Iranians outraged

Municipal workers for Bandar Abbas demolish the shelter of an Iranian woman identified in the press only as Tayyebeh as her three children plead for mercy on Nov. 19, 2020. (Supplied) December 23, 2020 Iran’s headline-grabbing stories in the past several weeks about the assassination of a top nuclear scientist, the raging coronavirus pandemic and [...]

By |December 23rd, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iranian female referee in Italy speaks out about her dreams and the obstacles she faces

Raha Shams, born in Isfahan in April 1990, received her Bachelor's degree in accounting, and always played football in her hometown. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour December 18, 2020 She sits in the back seat of a car driving at high speed on one of Isfahan's highways. Due to a technical defect, the car suddenly [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Europe, Women|

New film ‘Nasrin’ tells story of hero who stood up to the Iranian regime

A banner of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) By Ray Hanania December 16, 2020 It is one thing to criticize the brutality of the Iranian regime from outside of the country; it is quite another to [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Women|

Why did Iran sentence a teenage Instagram star to 10 years in prison?

19-year-old Fatemeh Khishvand, an Instagram star also known by her internet alias Sahar Tabar. (Sputnik) By Arash Azizi December 16, 2020 If you think Tehran’s notorious Evin prison is the worst in the country, you clearly haven’t heard of Qarchak, about 50 kilometers further to the south, located in the outskirts of the Iranian [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|Iran, Women|

The night they stabbed my husband and son to death: Chain murders’ victim’s wife remembers

Rouhangiz Soltaninejad, widow of Iranian writer Hamid Hajizadeh, who was killed during Iran's serial political assassinations in the late 1990s. (Hajizadeh Family) December 15, 2020 Rouhangiz Soltaninejad -- whose husband, Hamid Hajizadeh, and nine-year-old son, Karoun Hajizadeh, were both killed in the Political Chain Murders -- has broken her silence after 22 years. [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iran sentences two women’s rights activists to total of 15 years in prison

Najmeh Vahedi, left, and Hoda Amid, right, were sentenced to prison in Iran. (Twitter) December 14, 2020 Iran has sentenced two women’s rights activists to a total of 15 years in prison, Iranian media reported. A court in Tehran charged Hoda Amid and Najmeh Vahedi, who were both arrested in 2018, with “collaborating [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Iran, Women|