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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.

Iranian women you should know: Parvin Motamed Amini, a life devoted to education

Parvin Motamed was asked to travel to the US as the head of the World Committee of ORT to help make the necessary preparations for the institution’s expansion in New York. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 21, 2020 Parvin Motamed was born in 1927 to a Jewish family in the city of Hamedan. Her father, a [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Dr. Mina Izadyar, a Zoroastrian doctor at the service of all Iranians

Following her death, the medical community celebrated her work and life by setting up the Mina Izadyar Scientific Festival, held on her birthday on October 1 every year. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 18, 2020 For years, Dr. Mina Izadyar's clinic in Zartosht Street in Tehran was the only place in Iran children diagnosed [...]

By |April 18th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Lawyer says coronavirus fear reigns over women’s prison in Iran

Shahr Ray Prison called Qarchak, where guards attacked protesting female prisoners on February 7, 2019. (Social Media) April 17, 2020 Referring to concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Islamic Republic prisons, a lawyer defending political prisoners says fear is dominating Qarchak detention center and calls for urgent action. Qarchak Prison, located [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Daughter of jailed British-Iranian businessman speaks out

Elika Ashour (C) confirms her father's, Anousheh Ashouri (R), words and categorically states that the accusations levelled at him are untrue. (IranWire) April 17, 2020 "They ask him, 'Are you Mr. Ashouri?'. My father replies, ‘Yes’. They put a sack on his head and put him in the car and say, 'You are [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Mahshid Amirshahi

Mahshid Amirshahi is one of the most prominent Iranian journalist and writers of her generation. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi April 16, 2020 "I proudly raise my voice in support of Mr. Shapour Bakhtiar. Even if this voice is left on its own in space, I have never been scared to be alone. This time, however, [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian regime’s officials sexually abuse women heads of households

A veiled Iranian woman crosses Jomhouri-e-Eslami (Islamic Republic) St. in downtown Tehran on July 30, 2018. (AP) April 16, 2020 Female heads of households in Iran have been subjected to sexual harassment, violence, and even rape by Tehran municipal officials and employees, according to reports published in Iranian media recently. Over the past few years, [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Farnoush Faridbod

Professor Farnoush Faridbod is a member of the scientific board of the Chemistry Department of Tehran University and one of Iran's youngest chemists. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 14, 2020 Professor Farnoush Faridbod, a lecturer and member of the board of Tehran University's chemistry department and one of Iran’s youngest research chemists, was named [...]

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

Iran temporarily frees British resident Aras Amiri on furlough

Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) April 10, 2020 Iran has temporarily released British resident Aras Amiri on furlough, Amnesty International United Kingdom board director Daren Nair tweeted on Thursday. “British resident and Londoner, Aras Amiri who has been unjustly imprisoned in #Iran’s Evin Prison since 2018 with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe [...]

By |April 10th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Women heads of household hit hard by coronavirus in Iran

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (ISNA) April 4, 2020 The coronavirus crisis in Iran and the incompetence of the government is causing additional pressure for female heads of the household because, due to the sexist nature of the state laws, their jobs are less secure in the first place.  Many women earn money through [...]

By |April 4th, 2020|Woman|

Iranian activist Shiva Nazar Ahari: Solitary confinement and quarantine both isolate you from society

Shiva Nazar Ahari during a protest in Iran. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar April 02, 2020 The term "home quarantine" has now been added to the daily vocabulary of people around the world. Authorities in cities and countries around the world have required people to stay home to fight the deadly coronavirus disease by limiting [...]

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