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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.

FIFA’s demands to Iran pronounced ‘against Islamic law’

Iranian women enter stadiums guised as men to watch a domestic football match on Friday 27, 2018. (RF) By Payam Younesipour December 15, 2021 This week, two separate, telling statements were issued by the Iranian judiciary and an MP within 48 hours of each other. First, the Islamic Republic has imprisoned a female [...]

By |December 15th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Nazanin Boniadi created a dress that symbolizes freedom for Iranian women

Nazanin Boniadi is an Iranian-British actress and human rights defender. (Social Media) By Sarah Spellings December 13, 2021 Nazanin Boniadi has long been driven by a desire to help others. She’s equally known for her acting credits—she’s appeared in How I Met Your Mother and Homeland and stars in the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings series—as she is [...]

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

Footage shows Iranian bus passengers preventing morality police arrest

An Iranian policewoman, in full-length black chadors, stopping a lady for breaching the dress code. (Supplied) December 10, 2021 A video captured on a public bus in Iran appears to show passengers stopping an undercover morality officer from removing a woman from the vehicle. The footage, shared by Iranian rights activist Masih Alinejad, [...]

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

Tehran University students threatened with arrest for graduation photo

Pictures had surfaced online of a number of young women in graduation gowns and posing for souvenir photos, who did not have their hair covered. (DW) December 10, 2021 Tehran’s public prosecutor demanded staff and students at Tehran University be arrested over non-observance of hijab at a graduation event, the head of the [...]

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

Mashhad’s Friday Imam: Women city councillors shouldn’t talk ‘like men’

Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda, Mashhad’s Friday Imam. (IRNA) December 10, 2021 "Our women must be Islamic in the fields of family, employment, and work. The fact that our sisters are given maternity leave for a while does not solve all their problems. Our loved ones have dozens of other problems in managing the home. [...]

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

Iran doubles down on abortion and contraception restrictions

An Iranian woman with her baby walks through a park in Tehran on Nov. 25. 2021. (EPA-EFE) By Miriam Berger December 3, 2021 Iranians long had degrees of access to free contraception at public health facilities, part of family planning policies aimed at limiting population growth. In recent years, policy shifts have whittled [...]

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

US senators seek sanctions on Iran over alleged plot to kidnap journalist

Masih Alinejad, Iranian journalist and women's rights activist, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York, U.S, April 12, 2019. (REUTERS) December 2, 2021 Democratic and Republican US senators announced legislation on Thursday that would impose sanctions over an alleged plot by Iranian intelligence agents to kidnap Iranian-born US journalist [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|North America, USA, Women|

Caught between FIFA and a fatwa, Iran’s football bosses keep pro league matches closed

Iranians outside the country have drawn attention to the discrimination female football fans face in Iran. (Twitter) By Payam Younesipour November 24, 2021 In the sixth week of Persian Gulf Pro League matches in Iran, the man in charge of making it all happen has thrown cold water over the prospect of fans [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian child brides at record numbers

According to Iranian civil law, the legal age for marriage is 13 for girls and 15 for boys. (Getty) November 24, 2021 Child marriage has risen over 30 percent in Iran this year from the same period last year, with 9,750 girls aged 10-14 officially wed in a three-month period. Figures published by [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Prominent Iranian rights activist to receive lashes, serve time after her arrest

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) November 18, 2021 Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi said Wednesday she faces an outstanding sentence of 80 lashes and 30 months’ jail after she was arrested on Tuesday. Mohammadi called her husband, who lives in France, from Evin prison telling him that she was in solitary [...]

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