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.

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (Supplied) May 16, 2020 Iran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to six years in prison on national security charges on Saturday, her lawyer told AFP. Fariba Adelkhah was “sentenced to five [...]

By |May 16th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran sentences young Christian woman to 10 lashes, three months in prison

Iranian Christian Mary Mohammadi. (Twitter) May 15, 2020 Iran has sentenced a young Christian woman to 10 lashes and three months in prison for allegedly demonstrating against the military’s downing of a Ukrainian airplane in January. Mary Mohammadi, 21, was arrested in Tehran on January 12 and charged with “disrupting public order by participating in [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iranian female swimmer may be in trouble for communicating with other athletes around the world

Some reports claimed that Iranian women and men featured in the video were part of the national swimming team. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour May 14, 2020 Contributing video clips for an international online challenge, commissioned by the World Swimming Federation, has created trouble for some men and women of Iran’s national swimming team. Several [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran sentences woman to blinding as punishment

Iranian women stand at the Masoumeh shrine in Qom on Friday, June 12, 2009. (AP) May 9, 2020 An Iranian woman convicted of blinding a man in an acid attack was sentenced to blinding, local media reported on Tuesday. In 2014, a 30-year-old woman in the city of Mashhad threw acid in the [...]

By |May 9th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

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|