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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.

Police chief vows to prosecute ‘stubborn women’ who defy forced hijab in Iran

Iranian police would be cracking down on women and girls who do not abide by the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab rule. (Supplied) January 19, 2022 The head of the Iranian police’s NAJA special forces unit has claimed that women who “stubbornly” remove their hijab in public, for any reason at all, have committed [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Khamenei’s niece arrested after praising Shah’s widow

Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. (Social Media) January 18, 2022 Iran has arrested a niece of supreme leader Ali Khamenei, her brother and activists said, months after she took part in a celebration praising the widow of the ousted shah. Farideh Moradkhani, who has gained prominence as an [...]

By |January 18th, 2022|Iran, Women|

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sees hope in Iran’s release of British inmate

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of detained charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, continues his hunger strike outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP) January 15, 2022 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she is feeling more hopeful after the release of a British Council worker from an Iranian jail. Aras Amiri was [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Europe, Women|

France warns of ‘negative consequences’ after Iran puts dual-national academic back in prison

A placard with a portrait of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, imprisoned in Iran, is placed outside Paris’s city hall on June 5, 2020. (AFP) January 13, 2022 Iran has re-incarcerated French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah after she had spent more than a year under house arrest, the French Foreign Ministry said on January 12. [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Europe, Women|

Iranian employee of British Council freed by Tehran

Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran in 2019. (Supplied) January 12, 2022 An Iranian employee of the British Council arrested in Tehran and later sentenced to 10 years in prison over internationally criticized espionage charges has been freed and traveled to the United Kingdom, the organization said Wednesday. Iranian authorities did [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|Europe, Women|

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|