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.

Iranian rights activist Alinejad nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad has started several online movements against Iran’s compulsory hijab. (Supplied) January 12, 2022 Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy for women's rights in Iran. Alinejad was nominated by Erlend Wiborg, a Progress Party member of the Norwegian parliament. [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|North America, USA, Women|

Token Iranian women allowed into Azadi Stadium to placate FIFA

A select group of women watched the friendly with Bolivia in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on October 16, 2018. (ISNA) By Payam Younesipour January 7, 2022 In the last two weeks, the Iranian Football Federation has sent a handful of female journalists to Azadi Stadium in Tehran to cover Pro League matches. In [...]

By |January 7th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Iranian deputy minister bans women’s bodybuilding on first day in office

Maryam Kazemipour, senior official at Iran's Ministry of Sports and Youth. (IRIB) By Payam Younesipour January 6, 2022 This week it emerged that in her first week at the Ministry of Sports and Youth, senior official Maryam Kazemipour has blocked women’s participation in “bodybuilding-related activities”. Previously the decision was attributed to Mohammad Tabatabaei, [...]

By |January 6th, 2022|Iran, Women|

#MeToo branded a ‘Zionist movement’ in high-profile Tehran rape trial

Keyvan Emamverdi was arrested in October 2020 after more than 30 women lodged complaints against him. (IranWire) By Roghayeh Rezaei January 4, 2022 In October 2020, a Tehran University archaeology graduate named Keyvan Emamverdi was arrested in the Iranian capital. According to the Tehran police chief, Emamverdi later confessed to raping “more than [...]

By |January 4th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Woman reported arrested in Iran after trampling on cleric’s turban

An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in Tehran, April 22, 2017. (ISNA) December 29, 2021 A woman in the religious city of Qom was arrested for arguing with a cleric and trampling on his turban after he and [...]

By |December 29th, 2021|Iran, Women|

My advice to travelers to Iran

Frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Maziar Bahari December 24, 2021 These reflections by IranWire’s founder Maziar Bahari was first published on November 27, 2020 after Tehran’s release of imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert. This week a Turkish [...]

By |December 24th, 2021|Australia, Europe, Women|

Iranian women selling their hair to cope with rising living expenses

A burgeoning market for natural hair in Iran has been observed for several years now. (Supplied) December 22, 2021 The number of women in Iran who sell their hair to get some money and be able to survive amid increasing economic hardship is increasing in the country. Iranian daily Khorasan published an article [...]

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

Women stage global hunger strike in support of British-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Demonstrators march in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother who is in jail in Iran, in London, Nov 25, 2017. (Reuters) December 21, 2021 Women around the world will take turns fasting for 24 hours in a show of solidarity with detained British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and to pressure the British government [...]

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

Iranian female handball player defects because of ‘restrictions’

Iranian handball player, Shaghayegh Bapiri. (Supplied) December 18, 2021 Shaghayegh Bapiri, an Iranian handball player who defected to Spain this week, told VOA Persian on Thursday that she saw no future for women handballers in Iran if conditions for players do not change. Bapiri, 30, has been a constant fixture on the Iranian [...]

By |December 18th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Iranian women at risk as executions increase

Iranian women pictured in their cell at Evin jail, north of Tehran, in June 2006. (AFP) December 16, 2021 More than a dozen women have been executed this year in Iran, activists say, raising concerns over a rigid judicial system that automatically seeks capital punishment for a killing without taking into account the circumstances. Most of [...]

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