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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.

German police add fugitive to ‘most wanted’ list days after a dual national’s arrest in Iran

A 66-year German Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi, who was arrested in Iran. (Twitter) October 31, 2020 Days after it emerged that a German-Iranian human rights activist had been arrested in Iran, German and European police have issued joint notices declaring they are on the hunt for an alleged rapist - and according [...]

By |October 31st, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Australian academic moved to Tehran’s Evin prison

A security guard stands at the gate of Evin Prison in Tehran, undated. (Fars) October 30, 2020 An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing. Kylie Moore-Gilbert -- who is serving a 10-year [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Australia, Woman|

UK summons Iranian ambassador over Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baeidinejad. (Supplied) October 30, 2020 The British government summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday following news that imprisoned British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is to be recalled to court in Iran, the Foreign Office said. The British authorities conveyed their grave concern to the diplomat, Hamid [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Prince Reza’s 60th birthday: The horizon for Iranian women’s presence in the country’s future

Crown Prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi speaks in an event at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 5, 2016, in New York City. (Getty Images) By Camelia Entekhabifard October 29, 2020 On October 31, Prince Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s former Crown Prince will celebrate his 60th birthday with 41 years of his life spent in [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

UK-Iranian ‘hostage’ Zaghari-Ratcliffe due back in Tehran jail

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter, Gabriella. Nazanin was arrested at Tehran Airport while visiting the family with her daughter. (PA) October 28, 2020 British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new court appearance next week in Tehran and will be hauled back to jail, her husband said Wednesday, expressing fear her case could drag on [...]

By |October 28th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Women’s images removed from graveyards in northern Iran

Iran -- Desecrated graves in Mazandaran at the Royan City Cemetery. (IRNA) October 26, 2020 The board of trustees of Royan City Cemetery in Mazandaran, northern Iran, has distorted the images of women carved on their gravestones without informing their relatives. IRNA, the Islamic Republic government's official news agency, reports, the citizens of [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

Aydin Aghdashloo, an internationally acclaimed artist with ties to the ruling elite, faces accusations of sexual misconduct over a 30-year span. (Social Media) By Farnaz Fassihi October 24, 2020 Three years into the global #MeToo movement, women who say they have been sexually assaulted are improbably going public in the Islamic Republic of [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Woman|

Human Rights Watch denounces Iran’s ‘abusive charges against rights defenders’

Iranian female prisoners at Tehran’s Evin prison, August 2020. (AFP) October 24, 2020 Human Rights Watch (HRW) have condemned Tehran’s decision to level additional charges against two detained human rights defenders who alleged mistreatment while in detention. Earlier this month, Iran’s judicial authorities charged Niloufar Bayani, an environmental conservationist lawyer already serving a [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

German-Iranian woman arrested in Iran

A 66-year German Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi, who was arrested in Iran. (Twitter) October 24, 2020 Nahid Taghavi, an Iranian-German dual national, was arrested at her home in Tehran on October 16. Security agents confiscated her German passport and other personal items. The arrest was reported by her daughter Maryam Claren, who [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran denies humanitarian measures to mother, daughter jailed for protesting compulsory hijabs

Saba Kord Afshari, protester and anti-hijab activist. Undated. (Social Media) October 23, 2020 Iran has made the imprisonment of a mother and her daughter who campaigned against its compulsory public veiling of women harsher – denying the daughter medical care and refusing to grant her mother a furlough for no apparent reason, according [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Iran, Woman|