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.

Campaign for detained British-Iranian urges sanctions on 10 Iranians

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and their daughter Gabriella protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS) September 20, 2021 The campaign to free British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran will submit a list of ten Iranians to the UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, and urge [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Women speak out about violence in sport

IranWire hosted the "Sports Room” event on Clubhouse, encouraging women to speak about their experiences. (IranWire) September 17, 2021 After years of silence, a group of Iranian women athletes have finally been given an opportunity to tell their stories of sexual discrimination and violence. On Monday, at 8:30 pm Tehran time, IranWire hosted the "Sports [...]

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

Iranian star referee defies ban and shines again at international competition

Gelareh Nazemi, who is originally from Gilan, has been refereeing futsal since 2013. (IranWire) September 16, 2021 Referee Gelareh Nazemi has again made history, defying Iran’s federation rules to officiate in the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. Nazemi, who had previously become the first Iranian woman to referee in the men's competition in the [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Women are leading the battle for Iran’s future

An Iranian woman rides a bicycle during the weekend in the capital Tehran, on September 10, 2021. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh September 13, 2021 As the Iranian regime prepares to confront a host of domestic crises by installing Ebrahim Raisi as president, it finds itself fighting another losing battle, this time against growing [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Iran, Women|

As football fans return to stadiums, FIFA demands Iran welcome women

Iranian women cheer ahead of a football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in Tehran on Oct 10, 2019. (AFP) By Payam Younesipour September 11, 2021 As the October 12 match between Iran and South Korea fast approaches, international football federation head Gianni Infantino has expressed hope that Iranian and [...]

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

Iran sentences 6 men and women to flogging and 2 men to public flogging for “economic misconduct”

Public flogging in Iran, undated. (Supplied) September 8, 2021 Iran’s judiciary announced in a September 5 press conference that eight men and women were sentenced to prison and lashes for “economic misconduct”. Judiciary Spokesperson Zabihullah Khodaeian said in comments carried by the state-run ISNA News Agency that eight directors in the case of the Petrochemical [...]

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

Iran’s new VP for family and women’s affairs supports child marriage

Ansieh Khazali, the new Iranian VP for family and women's affairs. (Supplied) By Roghayeh Rezaei September 7, 2021 Ebrahim Raisi has appointed Ansieh Khazali as his vice president for women and family affairs. She confirmed the news in a tweet, quoting a verse from the Quran in which Moses pleads with God: “O Lord! Expand [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Child bride killed in western Iran

Child brides are victims of honor killings due to forced marriages carried out while they have not reached mental maturity. (Video grab) September 4, 2021 A child bride was killed by a family member on August 30 in Lorestan, western Iran. According to the Iranian regime’s laws, those who commit honor killings are exempt from [...]

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

U.S. sanctions Iranians over alleged plot to kidnap NY-based journalist

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan shakes hands with the Iranian activist Masih Alinejad. (Twitter) September 3, 2021 The United States has sanctioned four Iranian intelligence operatives behind a failed plot to kidnap a US journalist and human rights activist, the US Treasury Department said on Friday. The sanctions come after US prosecutors in July [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|North America, USA, Women|

Figures show a province-level ‘great divide’ in divorce rates in Iran

Tehran recorded the highest number of both marriages and divorces, at 34,451 and 15,303 respectively, in the space of six months. (IranWire) September 3, 2021 One in three Iranian marriages now end in divorce, according to analysis of official figures by Iran Open Data. In 2019/20 the number of officially-registered marriages increased by 4.4 percent [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Iran, Women|