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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.

Make life unsafe for bad-hijabs, Ayatollahs urge Iranian police

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) October 5, 2020 The two Friday Prayer Imams' calls to "make the surroundings unsafe" for women who do not observe the hijab have triggered adverse reactions [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran

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) October 3, 2020 French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah has been temporarily released from prison and is currently in Tehran with an electronic bracelet, her lawyer told AFP on Saturday. Adelkhah “was [...]

By |October 3rd, 2020|Europe, Woman|

“Spy or we publish your photos”: Revolutionary Guards’ attempted blackmail

Mahdieh Golroo left Iran last year after two periods of detention over her peaceful activism. (IranWire) By Shima Shahrabi October 3, 2020 On Wednesday, September 30, the Iranian-born human rights activist Mahdieh Golroo posted a video on her Instagram page alerting others to a threat made against her by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. According to [...]

By |October 3rd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian state broadcaster drops football final in panic over woman referee

Bibiana Steinhaus is the first woman to have officiated at men's football matches at a professional level. (Getty) October 2, 2020 Fans of the beautiful game in Iran were yet again deprived of watching an international football match after Iran’s biggest television network shrank away from broadcasting the image of a female referee. [...]

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

Belarusian rights activist, jailed Iranian lawyer among ‘alternative Nobel’ awardees

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) October 2, 2020 A Belarusian pro-democracy campaigner and an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer have been awarded the Right Livelihood Award, [...]

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

Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalized amid hunger strike

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran on September 18, 2013. (AFP) September 19, 2020 A leading Iranian human rights lawyer has been hospitalized a month after launching a hunger strike seeking better prison conditions and the release of political prisoners amid the pandemic, her husband said Saturday. Reza Khandan [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

People of Tehran swindled by morality police cash grab scheme

Iranians received text messages from the morality police accusing them of not wearing hijab while in their cars. (AP) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour September 17, 2020 Over the last few days, a number of Iranians have reported that they received text messages from the morality police accusing them of not wearing hijab while in their cars. [...]

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

Celebrated artists and authors join online campaign to free imprisoned Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Urgent call for international show of solidarity to free lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (#FreeNasrin) as she begins the fifth week of hunger strike. (Social Media) September 15, 2020 Prominent global artists and authors have united in an impassioned call to free the renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is imprisoned in Iran for [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Woman|

Social media is forcing Iran to address the taboo topic of sexual violence

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (Bloomberg) By Seyed Bat'haei September 10, 2020 Sexual abuse is a taboo topic in Iran. The country's state-run media ignore or actively censor news of rape, harassment or abuse allegations. Few victims choose to come forward in a country where strict Islamic [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Turkey frees detained Iranian activist

Video grab from one of the "Girls of Revolution Street" in Tehran, Maryam Shariatmadari, February 27, 2018. (AP) September 10, 2020 Turkish authorities released Iranian activist Maryam Shariatmadari, who was detained in western Turkey on Sept. 7 on the grounds that her visa had expired. Shariatmadari faced the threat of deportation back to [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Turkey, Woman|