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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.

Former Tehran mayor pays $650 thousand compensation for killing his wife

Former Mayor of Tehran (right) Mohammad Ali Najafi with his wife, Mitra Ostad, undated. (Social Media) May 4, 2020 The former mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Ali Najafi, who is being held in prison for the murder of his second wife said he has paid 100 billion rials (roughly $650,000) to the victim's immediate [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

The economic impact of coronavirus on single Iranian women

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on Feb 20, 2020. (AFP) May 2, 2020 Yesterday Samira posted yet another a message on her Telegram channel cutting all of her prices: from noodle soup to halva and sholezard, a saffron rice pudding dessert. She is the head [...]

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

Akram Monfared Arya: A female pilot before the Revolution

Akram Monfared Arya is a name vibrant with both nostalgia and bravery for her pioneering life as a female pilot before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 24, 2020 Akram Monfared Arya is a name vibrant with both nostalgia and bravery. Arya broke with the traditional customs in 1970s Iran when [...]

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

Call on Iran to free female prisoners of conscience amid coronavirus threat

Female prison guards walk along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2016. (Reuters) By Maryam Sinaiee April 24, 2020 In a statement released on Thursday, twenty human rights organizations called on Iran to immediately free female prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners who have not been allowed to go on furlough [...]

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

In virus-hit Iran tech sector, women fight to keep hard-won jobs

Of the nearly 700 employees at Alibaba, 42 percent are women. Some have senior roles, a challenge in this patriarchal society. (MEHR) April 21, 2020 From the hustle and bustle of a startup, Fereshteh Kasrai now works from home, like many Iranian women fighting to keep hard-won tech jobs as the coronavirus outbreak [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Parvin Motamed Amini, a life devoted to education

Parvin Motamed was asked to travel to the US as the head of the World Committee of ORT to help make the necessary preparations for the institution’s expansion in New York. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 21, 2020 Parvin Motamed was born in 1927 to a Jewish family in the city of Hamedan. Her father, a [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Dr. Mina Izadyar, a Zoroastrian doctor at the service of all Iranians

Following her death, the medical community celebrated her work and life by setting up the Mina Izadyar Scientific Festival, held on her birthday on October 1 every year. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 18, 2020 For years, Dr. Mina Izadyar's clinic in Zartosht Street in Tehran was the only place in Iran children diagnosed [...]

By |April 18th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Lawyer says coronavirus fear reigns over women’s prison in Iran

Shahr Ray Prison called Qarchak, where guards attacked protesting female prisoners on February 7, 2019. (Social Media) April 17, 2020 Referring to concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Islamic Republic prisons, a lawyer defending political prisoners says fear is dominating Qarchak detention center and calls for urgent action. Qarchak Prison, located [...]

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

Daughter of jailed British-Iranian businessman speaks out

Elika Ashour (C) confirms her father's, Anousheh Ashouri (R), words and categorically states that the accusations levelled at him are untrue. (IranWire) April 17, 2020 "They ask him, 'Are you Mr. Ashouri?'. My father replies, ‘Yes’. They put a sack on his head and put him in the car and say, 'You are [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Mahshid Amirshahi

Mahshid Amirshahi is one of the most prominent Iranian journalist and writers of her generation. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi April 16, 2020 "I proudly raise my voice in support of Mr. Shapour Bakhtiar. Even if this voice is left on its own in space, I have never been scared to be alone. This time, however, [...]

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