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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 nurses to boycott government ceremonies honoring them

A nurse attending a patient in an Iranian hospital. (IRNA) December 28, 2019 Since the Islamic Republic government and its Ministry of Health have neglected to address the problems Iranian nurses are struggling with, they will not attend any ceremony held on the Nurses’ National Day across the country. Dismissing the ceremonies as [...]

By |December 28th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Grieving in Iran: Mothers brought together by tragic deaths, state pressure

Nahid Shirpisheh (right) poses with other mothers who have lost sons to the state's repression of dissent. (Social Media) By Golnaz Esfandiari December 27, 2019 Covered in black and holding a picture of her son, a blogger who died seven years ago in police custody, Gohar Eshghi trudged slowly with a cane into the [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women make history: 2019 World Alysh champions!

Iran's women Alysh team. (Tehran Times) December 27, 2019 Iran's women's team made history by winning the 2019 World Alysh (Belt Wrestling) Championships for the first time on Monday. Team Melli claimed the title with 93 points, followed by Kyrgyz Republic (89) and Kazakhstan (63).  The Iranian women won three medals in the [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Activist’s Twitter account unavailable after tweets about Iranian TV reporter

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) December 27, 2019 The Twitter account of an Iranian labor rights activist became unavailable hours after she revealed that a state TV reporter was heavily involved in interrogating activists. 24-year-old Sepideh Gholian tweeted on Wednesday [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women have to support more than three million families

Iranian women are supporting 12 percent of Iran’s 21 million families. (Getty) December 25, 2019 In the past ten years, the number of Iranian single mothers has increased by 58 percent. This phenomenon is taking place while statistics show at least three million single mothers need to be supported by the government. On [...]

By |December 25th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran gives FIFA commitment on women’s access to matches

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019. (AFP) December 21, 2019 Iran's Football Federation has given world governing body FIFA a written commitment that women will be allowed to [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Iran, Woman|

How can Iran modernize with stone age justice rooted in medieval Islam?

lslamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [IRIB] has produced and broadcast several programs to promote polygamy. (Screen shot) By Firouz Farzani December 6, 2019 Believe it or not, even in a big modern city like Tehran, there is still serious discussion about the so-called virtues of polygamy.  A mullah on TV made the case for it [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

NY-based Iranian activist sues Khamenei and others at US Federal Court

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad. (Twitter) December 6, 2019 A NY-based Iranian anti-compulsory-hijab activist, Masih Alinejad has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic Judiciary and its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Alinejad, who lives in exile [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

Jailed Iranian lawyers win human rights award

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013, after being freed following three years in prison. (AFP) November 29, 2019 The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe ( CCBE) has bestowed its annual Human Rights Award to four lawyers from Iran. Ms.Nasrin Sotoudeh, Addolfattah Soltani, [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

She was helping the injured in Iran when they killed her

Ameneh Shahbazi was killed in Karaj in protests in Karaj. She was shot dead in Marlick in Karaj on Sunday 17 Nov 2019. (IranWire) November 26, 2019 Ameneh Shahbazi, 34, has been named as yet another victim of the recent fuel price protests in Iran. Shahbazi was shot and killed in Marlick, Karaj, [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Iran, Woman|