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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.

Election turnout tantamount to referendum, says outspoken Iranian dissident

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Dec 07, 2015. (ILNA) June 21, 2021 Fa'ezeh Hashemi, a well-known Iranian political activist, said that the country's presidential election on Friday was tantamount to a referendum since more than half of the eligible voters refused to go to the ballots. She [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran, Women|

Prominent human rights defenders stopped, insulted and beaten in Iran

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and a defender of women's rights. (AFP) June 18, 2021 Prominent Iranian human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi in an audio message received by Iran International Thursday reported that intelligence ministry agents stopped the vehicles of several activists traveling to meet the family of a detained [...]

By |June 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|

The plight of female street vendors in Iran

Female peddlers are working long hours for little money, but they are desperate to make ends meet through any means as rent and food prices soar. (Supplied) June 17, 2021 Female street vendors are facing harassment – physical, sexual, and psychological – and violence every day on the metro in Tehran because of [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran’s women victims of the mullahs’ ideology

Women wearing protective face masks mourn during an annual ceremony commemorating Ashoura at the Saleh shrine in northern Tehran, Iran, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP) June 15, 2021 One of the very destructive phenomena that has become now prevalent in Iran, because of the domination of the reactionary thought of the regime, is violence [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Ideology, Women|

Talking about women: How Iran’s presidential candidates tried to woo the electorate

Iranian presidential candidates participate in a televised debate in a state-run television studio, in Tehran, Iran, on June 5, 2021. (AP) By Golnaz Mahdavi June 10, 2021 The Guardian Council never endorses women candidates in Iran’s presidential elections, but women are always at the center of the debates – usually as a weapon [...]

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

‘Long and difficult’ path to political equality for Iran women

A veiled Iranian woman crosses Jomhouri-e-Eslami (Islamic Republic) St. in downtown Tehran on July 30, 2018. (AP) June 9, 2021 Iranian women's poor political representation could be set to worsen under an ultraconservative poised to win next week's presidential election. Ebrahim Raisi, who heads Iran's judiciary, is the clear favorite from an all-male [...]

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

Female peddlers tell of sexual harassment on the Tehran Metro

With more and more Iranian households now in financial trouble, female peddlers have become a common sight on the Tehran metro. (IranWire) June 8, 2021 Despite all the disadvantages, there are at least some upsides to working as a female peddler on the Tehran metro. That is, that you can always seek refuge [...]

By |June 8th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Disowned by their families, Iranian trans women turn to sex work

Iranian LGBT+ community struggle under the combined weight of expectations from family, society, the law, tradition and religion. (Supplied) By Shaya Goldoust May 28, 2021 "I was born into a religious family, and was 13 or 14 years old when I realized. I don’t know how my family didn’t notice – or maybe [...]

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

Ex-women prisoners speak out about sexual abuse in Iranian Jail

Narges Mohammadi, right, listens to Karim Lahidji, president of the Iranian league for the Defense of Human Rights during a press conference at UN headquarters in Geneva, in 2008. (AP) May 28, 2021 Days after being hit with another risible 30-month jail sentence, veteran Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has taken to [...]

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

EU calls on Iran to review sentencing of female activist

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) May 27, 2021 The European Union on Thursday called on Iran to review a case of a prominent female human rights activist who was sentenced to 30 [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Europe, Women|