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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.

Dissidents urge Iran to release female political prisoners

Maryam Akbari-Monfared was arrested shortly after the 2009 uprising in Iran and later sentenced to 15 years in prison. (Supplied) March 12, 2021 Leaders of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) called on the UN to intervene and release two women whose families have been the targets of violence and death by [...]

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

Iranian Covid-19 nurses: Ditching the dress code was our only victory in 2020

There are now around 34,000 frontline health workers in ICUs across Iran and most of them are women. (Twitter) By Pouyan Khoshhal March 12, 2021 After a year of living through the pandemic, many people’s view of health workers in Iran has gone through a sea change. Now, more than ever, they know [...]

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

New report on Iranian women and work reveals rise in unemployment and discrimination

Iranian women are twice as likely as men to fall victim to the economic crisis that has put enormous pressure on Iranian society over the past decade. (Supplied) By Bahram Khodabandeh March 11, 2021 There are few places on the planet where the scope for women's work and economic activity is as narrow [...]

By |March 11th, 2021|Iran, Women|

UK PM Johnson tells Iran’s Rouhani to let British-Iranian aid worker return home

Boris Johnson (L) meets with Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in London on November 15, 2017. (AFP) March 10, 2021 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe must be allowed to return home to be with her family. “The prime minister raised [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Veteran female journalist remembers fear on interviewing Ayatollah Khomeini

Nooshabeh Amiri, a journalist with more than four decades of reporting experience, is currently based in Paris. (Supplied) By Niloufar Rostami March 10, 2021 Nooshabeh Amiri, a journalist with more than four decades of reporting experience, is currently based in Paris and working on her third book, The Day I Emigrated. She began her [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Freed academic describes ‘psychological torture’ in 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) March 9, 2021 A British-Australian academic imprisoned by Iran on a spying conviction said in a television interview broadcast Tuesday that she endured “psychological torture” during her more than two years [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Australia, Europe, Women|

UK politicians highlight Iran’s ‘appalling’ treatment of women

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) March 9, 2021 British parliamentarians have denounced Iran’s “appalling” treatment of women on International Women’s Day, and urged their government and European counterparts to take a tougher stance against Tehran. At an online event on Monday hosted [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Europe, Women|

UN report reveals horrors of daily life for many in Iran

An Iranian woman walks past pictures of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (top L) and of late Iranian supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini (top R), in Tehran on Oct 13, 2017. (AFP) By Ephrem Kossaify March 9, 2021 Women and girls in Iran continue to be treated “as second-class citizens,” according to a new [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Iran, Minorities, Women|

Women’s rights in Iran: overshadowed by the Iranian nuclear deal

Women wearing protective face masks mourn during an annual ceremony commemorating Ashoura at the Saleh shrine in Tehran, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP) March 9, 2021 There is no denying that the Iranian nuclear program has been the central preoccupation of countries worldwide, and it is only natural for people to be enthusiastic about [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

Over recent years, dozens of Iranian women have been detained for protesting the mandatory wearing of the hijab. (IranWire) March 8, 2021 Activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy in Paris on Monday to show support for a women’s rights campaigner sentenced to prison after handing out flowers to women on the Tehran [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Europe, Women|