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.

Crime: Being a mother in Iran

Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of Soheil Arabi, a prominent political prisoner was arrested on July 22, 2019, after eight intelligence agents raided the residence of her sister. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour July 15, 2020 Farangis Mazlum, the mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, has been sentenced to six years in prison for speaking out [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Rouhani’s former aide reportedly indicted on trumped-up charges

Shahindokht Molaverdi, former Iranian Deputy President for Iran for Women's Affairs. (IRNA) July 14, 2020 A news website in Iran reported Monday that an indictment has been issued for the former Deputy President for Iran for Women's Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi. Hours later, Ms. Molaverdi issued an open letter to the head of Iran’s [...]

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

How Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was tortured to death 17 years ago

Iranian journalists light candles for the Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer Zahra Kazemi (picture) who died while under arrest in Tehran, 08 August 2003. (AFP) July 13, 2020 On this day 17 years ago, Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died under suspicious circumstances after being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for more than two weeks. [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|North America, Woman|

Iran facilitates honor killings

Thirteen-year-old student Romina Ashrafi was arrested for falling in love and fleeing to marry a boy she loved. (Supplied) By Noor Pahlavi July 10, 2020 Romina Ashrafi was fourteen, Fatemeh Barahi was nineteen, Reyhaneh Ameri was twenty-two. Each of them was murdered by an immediate family member, heinous murders that have received much needed [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

“Women must be housewives,” Iranian female MPs told

Somayeh Mahmoudi, MP for Shahreza and Dehaghan, has criticised the leadership of the Iranian parliament for its view on appropriate roles for women. (Supplied) By Pejman Tahoori July 9, 2020 "A woman should have children and take care of the housework." This was apparently the response of the leadership board of the 11th Iranian [...]

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

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of Iranian anti-hijab activist

Saba Kord Afshari, Iranian protester and anti-hijab activist. Undated. (Social Media) July 9, 2020 In a letter to the head of the Islamic Republic's Judiciary on Monday, July 6, Amnesty International (AI) called for the immediate and unconditional release of a civil rights and a women’s rights activist. Saba Kordafshari, an activist who [...]

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

Iran shocked by teenage girl’s suicide

Ghazal reportedly ended her life by taking methadone pills. But a source close to the matter told IranWire that there is confusion over the exact circumstances.  (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi July 06, 2020 "I will kill myself tonight in any way I can. Because it's over. No one has the right to harass my [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

The erasing of Iranian women, their history, and their aspirations

Iranian woman, Vida Movahed, protested against compulsory hijab by removing her headscarf and hoisting it in public on Tehran's Revolution Street on December 27, 2017. (Social Media) By Mariam Memarsadeghi July 2, 2020 I left Iran when I was seven, during the 1979 revolution. My first trip back was ten years later, full of [...]

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

Iranian authorities move to block release of female rights activists

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal earlier this year for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) July 2, 2020 Female human rights activists imprisoned in Iran are facing a slew of new charges to prevent them from being temporarily released because of [...]

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

Former president’s daughter says Iran’s govt is ‘neither religious nor revolutionary’

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on, December 07, 2015. (ILNA) July 1, 2020 Faezeh Hashemi, an outspoken former Iranian lawmaker and the daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic Republic says Iran is neither a religious government, nor a revolutionary state. Taking part in a question and [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Iran, Woman|