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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.

New round of forced confessions start in Iran

IRNA published a report claiming that Fatemeh Davand had returned to Iran to “establish communication with hostile groups during recent unrests”. (Screen-grab) November 22, 2019 On the evening of November 20, Iranian state TV broadcast the confession of a woman who was arrested during recent protests. The woman was introduced to the viewers as Fatemeh Davand, [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran: Sepideh Gholian arrested again

Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested after her confessions were broadcast on Iranian state TV. (Screen grab) November 20, 2019 Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian was re-arrested during the night of Saturday, November 16 at her father’s house. The Campaign to Defend Haft-Tappeh Detainees announced news of her arrest – but the information was only reported a day [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Faezeh Hashemi: If polygamy in Iran is good, it should be permitted for women too

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Monday December 07, 2015. (ILNA) By Shima Shahrabi November 14, 2019 Discussions around polygamy have burst into Iranian social media over the past several days. A series of posters published by the Hassani Life Institution, in the conservative city of Qom, sparked the [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

An entity offering services for polygamy operates in Iran

Young Iranian women sitting on the steps outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran. (AP) November 13, 2019 Come and enjoy our free training workshops for polygamy, a controversial Persian ad on Instagram invites users in Iran to try the service. The ad shows a "happily smiling family”; a man, his four "cheerful" [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women you should know: Gohar Eshghi

Gohar Eshghi with her son Sattar Beheshti in 2011. (IranWire) By Maryam Dehkordi November 12, 2019 “I said I didn’t do anything. Why should I shut my mouth? I just write what I see and what I hear.” These were the last words Sattar Beheshti wrote on his blog – a collection of writing that [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Despite religious propaganda, Iranians scorn polygamy

lslamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [IRIB] has produced and broadcast several programs to promote polygamy. (Screen shot) By Ali Ranjipour November 12, 2019 Polygamy has been a hot topic on Persian-language social media in recent days following a series of efforts to promote the practice among Iranians. Most people’s reactions have been negative; whether surprised, [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Permission to travel — a nightmare for many Iranian women

Iranian women hold their identity cards as they queue to vote in the May 19, 2017 presidential election at the Massoumeh shrine in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Qom. (AFP) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour November 11, 2019 Parisa has a Ph.D in chemistry, and has been the head of her household for the last 15 [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Intimidation, arrest and jail for fashionably incorrect in Iran

Iranian authorities have become increasingly obsessed with the way the country's actresses dress and conduct themselves. (Supplied) By Niloufar Rostami November 11, 2019 For the past decade, Iranians have known that posting social, political, or religious comments online is a risky business. Write the wrong thing and they could find themselves facing intimidation, arrest, [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

UN panel asks Iran to protect women, minors and improve human rights

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) November 9, 2019 A United Nations panel of 33 member states reviewed Iran’s human rights record in Geneva on Friday and voicing criticism offered their recommendations to improve women’s and minority rights and [...]

By |November 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

‘Losing my mind’: former beauty queen pursued by Iran fears for her health

Bahareh Zare Bahari, an Iranian former beauty queen and Tehran critic who has been stuck in Manila’s international airport since 17 October 2019, after Iran sought her via an Interpol red notice. (Bahareh Zare Bahari) November 6, 2019 A former Iranian beauty queen has spoken of the toll on her mental health as [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Woman|