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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.

“Traditional” women of Iran: How much have their lives changed?

Women mourn during an annual ceremony commemorating Ashoura at the Saleh shrine in Tehran, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour March 24, 2021 In Iran, the lives of women continue to change, as they have been for decades. But is not only women who overtly and publicly embrace new ideas, who are obvious [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

I know ordeal Nazanin is going through – Iranians put gun to my head, pulled the trigger and laughed

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran Airport while visiting family with her daughter. (PA) By Oliver Harvey March 23, 2021 With a rifle pressed to his temple, Barry Rosen was told by his Iranian captors he had ten seconds to admit he was a spy. As the grim countdown began, the New Yorker [...]

By |March 23rd, 2021|Europe, North America, USA, Women|

The Instagram psychologist sending gifts to Sistan and Baluchistan’s children

Pupils in the Kuchu village in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan study in a ruined building. (IRNA) By Sara Samavati March 23, 2021 "Eid gifts preparation for Baluch children. If you trust me, share this post." This was the caption of a recent Instagram post by Dr. Honey Mahmoudi, a psychologist seeking donations [...]

By |March 23rd, 2021|Iran, Women|

‘They don’t want his name to be heard’: One Iranian mother’s 21-year search for her son

Akram Neghabi, standing next to her husband, Hashem Zeinali, holds a photograph of her son Saeed Zeinali, who has been missing since 1999. (YouTube) March 20, 2021 Akram Neghabi has been searching for her son for more than two decades, despite threats, state pressure, and numerous futile attempts to get information from Iranian [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran grants rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh temporary leave from jail

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (L) speaks on the phone next to her husband Reza Khandan, in Tehran, Sept 18, 2013. (AFP) March 18, 2021 Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted a temporary leave of absence from prison on the occasion of the Persian New Year, her husband said Wednesday. [...]

By |March 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Parliament drives through draconian plan to increase childbearing in Iran

Hardliners in Iran's parliament protesting passage of anti-corruption legislation. (Fars) By Ali Ranjipour March 18, 2021 On Tuesday, March 16, Iranian media reported that parliament had approved the seven-year implementation of something called the "Population Youth Plan". The draft plan states that it aims to “increase the population”, in part by forcefully prohibiting any action [...]

By |March 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran: Daughter forced to execute her own mother

Maryam (Massoumeh) Karimi has been hanged in Rasht Central Prison. (Supplied) March 16, 2021 A woman accused of killing her husband to escape an abusive marriage has been hanged in Rasht Central Prison, reportedly at the hands of her estranged daughter. Maryam (Massoumeh) Karimi had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of her [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran urges UK to avoid “politicising” British-Iranian aid worker’s case

Colleagues of Nazanin Zaghari at Thomson Reuters on the one-year anniversary of her detention. (Supplied) March 15, 2021 Iran urged Britain on Monday to avoid “politicising” the legal process against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff, who faces a new charge of “propaganda against the system.” Zaghari-Ratcliffe appeared in court on Sunday, one week [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Iranian student investigating sexual harassment punished for insubordination

The student said there had been numerous episodes of sexual harassment carried out by faculty members at Mazandaran University alone. (ISNA) By Milad Pourisa March 13, 2021 A year on from reports that a professor sexually assaulted a female student, a fellow student pursuing the case has faced prosecution, while the professor is [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Zaghari-Ratcliffe reveals details of torture in Iranian prison

Nazanin with her daughter Gabriella before they were detained by Iranian authorities. (Change.org) March 13, 2021 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has revealed details of her five years of torture in the Iranian prison system to independent investigators for the first time. She said she had been subjected to abuse including sensory and sleep deprivation, stress [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Europe, Women|