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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.

Iran to allow women fans for football match for first time in 2 years

A limited group of Iranian women were allowed to attend Asian Champions League football final in Tehran on Nov 10, 2018. (IRNA) October 6, 2021 Iranian women will be allowed to enter a stadium in Tehran for the first time in two years to support the national team in a World Cup 2022 [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Iran, Women|

More than 900,000 Iranian women out of work post-pandemic

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) By Arash Hasan-Nia October 5, 2021 A recent report by the Statistical Center of Iran has put the unemployment rate across Iran at 9.6 percent this summer: an 0.1 percent increase on the same period last year. [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Hunger-striking political prisoner passes out in Iranian women’s jail

Shahr Ray Prison called Qarchak, where guards attacked protesting female prisoners on February 7, 2019. (Social Media) October 3, 2021 The health of political prisoner Soheila Hejab who has been on hunger strike at the notorious Qarchak Prison for women since September 19 has worsened. A pro-monarchy and anti-hijab activist, Sohelia Hejab passed [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Iran, Women|

No Pizza for women. Men can’t serve women tea. Iran’s TV censorship gets weirder

People have their dinner in an Iranian restaurant in Tehran. (Getty) By Amir Hossein Miresmaeili October 1, 2021 On Monday, September 27, two separate items were shared by Iranian state-controlled media that brought the regime’s ridiculous censorship of women back to the fore. Amir Hossein Shamshadi, head of PR at Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, [...]

By |October 1st, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian activist tells of death threats after unmasking leader of notorious rape gang

Local intelligence agents tried to prevent Afkhami and other activists from publishing further information about the gang. (IranWire) By Havari Yousefi September 29, 2021 The names and identities of key members of an alleged rape gang in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan province, were published online midway through last week. The event sent shockwaves through [...]

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

Iranian prosecutor warns media off reporting on school sex abuse case

The alleged sexual abuse first came to light on Wednesday, September 22, after several of the 15 pupils at a rural village school near Ahar refused to go back into class. (Supplied) September 28, 2021 The public prosecutor of Ahar city in East Azerbaijan province has threatened journalists with legal action over their [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Suicide of a mother highlights Iran’s economic vows

Iranian woman stands at the Masoumeh shrine in Qom, about 120 kilometres south of Tehran on Friday, June 12, 2009. (AP) September 28, 2021 A mother of three young children set herself on fire last week in Iran and died, unable to afford school items as classes began on Thursday. The husband who [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Family marks 2,000 days since UK woman’s arrest in Iran

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of imprisoned British-Iranian Nazanin Ratcliffe, C, and their daughter Gabriella, stand by a giant snakes and ladders board in Parliament Square, London, to show the "ups and downs" of Nazanin's case, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP) September 24, 2021 The husband of detained U.K. charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appealed to [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|Europe, Women|

New charges filed against Iranian activist Sepideh Gholian for Buhshehr Prison disclosures

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) September 23, 2021 Sepideh Gholian, a young journalist and civil rights activist, was recently released from Iran’s Buhshehr Prison. As ever, the 26-year-old wasted no time in speaking out about the abysmal conditions and sexual harassment of [...]

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

UK ‘will not rest’ over Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Iran detainees minister says

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella. (Sky News) September 21, 2021 UK Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly said on Monday that Britain would "not rest" until all its dual nationals being held in Iran were returned home. He said the UK's new Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, was due to meet her Iranian counterpart [...]

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