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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.

Five arrested at Iranian fabric store over unveiled models

A video posted on social media showed several women in party dresses, not wearing the Islamic Republic-mandated headscarf. (IranWire) July 13, 2021 Five people have been arrested at an Iranian fabric store after it held an opening event that featured a number of female models. The Rabani store in Mahabad, a predominantly Kurdish town in [...]

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

Shahrzad Mozafar: Iran’s female futsal trailblazer who defied the odds

Shahrzad Mozafar points the way during Iran’s game against Portugal at the world women’s futsal tournament in 2012. (EPA) By Jamie Fahey July 12, 2021 To her parents, it was no great surprise. When Shahrzad Mozafar was not kicking a ball with her sisters in their sun-baked family garden nestled in a parched [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian refugee and national athlete to face off in Tokyo Olympics

Nahid Kiani (R) from Iran’s national team, and Kimia Alizadeh (L) from the independent Olympic Refugee Team. (IRITF) July 8, 2021 Two Iranian athletes will face off in the taekwondo opening rounds at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics: Nahid Kiani from Iran’s national team, and Kimia Alizadeh from the independent Olympic Refugee Team. Iran’s mainstream [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|East Asia, Women|

Thirteen-year-old married girl dies during childbirth in Iran

According to Iranian civil law, the legal age for marriage is 13 for girls and 15 for boys. (Getty) July 3, 2021 A thirteen-year-old married girl died during childbirth in Iran’s southeastern region June 25, human rights monitors reported on Friday, as thousands of child marriages continue according to Islamic law. The girl, [...]

By |July 3rd, 2021|Iran, Women|

The plight of the Iranian women under the theocracy

The UN on March 8, 2021, accused the Iranian of continuing to treat women and girls as second-class citizens. (Supplied) By Track Persia 30 June 2021 In post-revolutionary Iran, women have experienced major setbacks despite their major role in the 1979 revolution which was led by the founder of the Islamic Republic of [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Opinions On Iran, Women|

Sex workers in Tehran jails

Evin Prison rules dictate that most prisoners are allowed to have conjugal visits – known as “Sharia meetings”. (Supplied) By Daniel Keyvanfer June 30, 2021 In Evin Prison and Greater Tehran Penitentiary, a handful of special-case Iranian prisoners are being offered the VIP treatment from the moment they arrive. Wealth and good connections ensure that certain [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Women athletes excluded from running to carry the Olympic flag

It was the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that no female athlete has been included in the final list of possible flag bearers to represent the Islamic Republic. (Reuters) By Payam Younesipour June 24, 2021 The National Olympic Committee of Iran has selected Samad Nikkhah Bahrami, the captain of the Iranian [...]

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

Bus overturns in Iran, 2 reporters killed, 21 injured

The two deceased journalists have been identified as Reyhaneh Yasini from the official IRNA news agency and Mahshad Karimi from the semi-official ISNA news agency. (Supplied) June 23, 2021 Two reporters were killed and 21 others injured Wednesday when a bus overturned in northwestern Iran, state-run IRNA news agency said. IRNA said the [...]

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

Iran urged to free rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested three years ago

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013. (AFP) June 22, 2021 UN human rights experts have condemned the continued imprisonment of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, whose health has “seriously deteriorated” since her arrest three years ago. Iranian authorities have failed to release Sotoudeh despite [...]

By |June 22nd, 2021|Iran, Women|

Ex-Iranian prisoner offered scholarship at Oxford University

Ana Diamond, now a British-Finnish dual national, spent 200 days in solitary confinement aged 19 in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. (Channel 4 News) June 21, 2021 A former Finnish-Iranian dual national who was jailed alongside high-profile British-Iranian prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been offered a scholarship at Oxford University, four years after being released [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, Women|