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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 motorcyclists in Iran compete despite fatwas

Iranian women motorcyclists do take part in competitions, and yet women are still banned from driving motorcycles on the streets. (IranWire) By Payam Younesipour February 5, 2022 As January came to a close, 65 Iranian motorcyclists took part in a Motorcycle and Auto Racing Federation competitive event in Iran. More than 30 women [...]

By |February 5th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Free contraceptives banned at public health centers in Iran

staff at Ministry of Health-affiliated hospitals across the country are forbidden from giving out contraceptives for free, or encouraging patients to use them. (Supplied) February 2, 2022 The Iranian Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the free distribution and subsidized sale of contraceptive items amid a public row over the newly-adopted Law [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|Iran, Women|

EU condemns flogging, jail term for Iran rights defender

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) February 1, 2022 The EU on Sunday condemned the recent sentencing of leading human rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi to eight years in prison and over 70 lashes, and expressed worry for her poor health condition. Her husband Taghi Rahmani, who is based in France, on January [...]

By |February 1st, 2022|Europe, Women|

Tweet by US Envoy for Iran angers social media users

Robert Malley, US Special Envoy for Iran, in Vienna, Austria, on June 20, 2021. (AP) January 31, 2022 A tweet by US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley about the Islamic Republic allowing women into the stadium for a football match has drawn criticism by hundreds of Iranians. Following the national soccer team’s [...]

By |January 31st, 2022|North America, USA, Women|

Iran urged to release rights defender Narges Mohmmadi

Narges Mohammadi was the spokesperson for the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran and campaigned against Iran’s use of the death penalty.. (AFP) January 29, 2022 Human Rights Watch called on Iran to "immediately and unconditionally" release Narges Mohmmadi, a prominent human rights campaigner sent back to prison this week. Tara Sepehrifar, senior Iran [...]

By |January 29th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Women attend Iran-Iraq match in Tehran stadium

Iranian female fans pose during the 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Group A, match between Iran and Iraq at Azadi Stadium on Jan 27, 2022. (Reuters) January 28, 2022 Iranian women were allowed Thursday for the first time in almost three years to attend a football match of their country’s national team in [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|East Asia, Iraq, Women|

Iranian campaigner welcomed home after years in Prison

Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward. (Supplied) January 26, 2022 Civil rights activist and political prisoner Atena Daemi was finally released on Monday, January 4 after seven and a half years of arbitrary detention. Pictures of the 33-year-old embracing her family were widely shared on social media last night. Daemi’s sister [...]

By |January 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

First Lady of Iran unveils plans for ‘Michelle Obama-style’ book for girls

Jamileh Alam al-Hoda, the wife of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi. (Supplied) January 24, 2022 Jamileh Alam al-Hoda, the wife of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, has said she has been asked to write a book in the style of ex-US First Lady Michelle Obama. Her husband, she told a conference in Qom on Thursday, had given [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|North America, USA, Women|

Iran rights defender sentenced to eight years jail and flogging: Husband

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) January 24, 2022 An Iranian court has sentenced leading human rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi to eight years in prison and over 70 lashes, her husband announced on Sunday, following her sudden arrest in November last year. Her husband Taghi Rahmani, who is based in France, wrote [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Senior cleric in Iran calls for hatred against women with loose hijab

Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Imam and an ultraconservative. (Supplied) January 22, 2022 Iranian hardliner cleric Ahmad Alamolhoda says women with loose-fitting hijab should not feel secure in public, urging people to express hatred towards them. During his Friday Prayer sermon, Alamolhoda – Ali Khamenei’s representative in Mashhad and father-in-law of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran, Women|