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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.

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Frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Maziar Bahari December 24, 2021 These reflections by IranWire’s founder Maziar Bahari was first published on November 27, 2020 after Tehran’s release of imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert. This week a Turkish [...]

By |December 24th, 2021|Australia, Europe, Women|

Iranian women selling their hair to cope with rising living expenses

A burgeoning market for natural hair in Iran has been observed for several years now. (Supplied) December 22, 2021 The number of women in Iran who sell their hair to get some money and be able to survive amid increasing economic hardship is increasing in the country. Iranian daily Khorasan published an article [...]

By |December 22nd, 2021|Iran, Women|

Women stage global hunger strike in support of British-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Demonstrators march in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother who is in jail in Iran, in London, Nov 25, 2017. (Reuters) December 21, 2021 Women around the world will take turns fasting for 24 hours in a show of solidarity with detained British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and to pressure the British government [...]

By |December 21st, 2021|Europe, Women|

Iranian female handball player defects because of ‘restrictions’

Iranian handball player, Shaghayegh Bapiri. (Supplied) December 18, 2021 Shaghayegh Bapiri, an Iranian handball player who defected to Spain this week, told VOA Persian on Thursday that she saw no future for women handballers in Iran if conditions for players do not change. Bapiri, 30, has been a constant fixture on the Iranian [...]

By |December 18th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Iranian women at risk as executions increase

Iranian women pictured in their cell at Evin jail, north of Tehran, in June 2006. (AFP) December 16, 2021 More than a dozen women have been executed this year in Iran, activists say, raising concerns over a rigid judicial system that automatically seeks capital punishment for a killing without taking into account the circumstances. Most of [...]

By |December 16th, 2021|Iran, Women|

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|