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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.

Iranian Kurdish mother-of-three promised amnesty, then jailed for 15 years

Female prison guards walk along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) July 27, 2020 Shahnaz Sadeghifar, a Kurdish citizen from Urmia, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Second Branch of Urmia Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Sheikhlou. The sentence was handed down against [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iran women’s rights activist sentenced to over 4 years for role in January protests

A woman attending a candlelight vigil, in memory of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737, talks to a policeman. (Getty) July 25, 2020 An Iranian women’s rights activist said on Saturday she has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for protesting after the government admitted to downing a [...]

By |July 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian mother: Police let my daughter’s killer walk free

Fatemeh's mother says that despite confessing to murder at the scene, Mojtaba Namdar was released on bail two weeks later. (IranWire) By Maryam Dehkordi July 25, 2020 "He threw my girl, my bouquet of flowers, whom I had worked hard for 16 years, out of the window in front of my eyes, and then [...]

By |July 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

UN experts urge Iran to release jailed activist with COVID-19 symptoms

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) July 22, 2020 A group of UN rights experts called Wednesday on Iran to immediately release jailed activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with the novel coronavirus, warning her life was at stake. “The Iranian authorities must act now before it is too late,” the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Brother of anti-hijab activist sentenced to eight years in Iran

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the authorities had pressured her sister's family to denounce her on state TV. (Supplied) July 16, 2020 A revolutionary court in Iran’s capital Tehran has sentenced the brother of an exiled anti-compulsory hijab activist to eight years in jail. The Islamic Republic intelligence agents arrested Masih Alinejad's brother, [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Crime: Being a mother in Iran

Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of Soheil Arabi, a prominent political prisoner was arrested on July 22, 2019, after eight intelligence agents raided the residence of her sister. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour July 15, 2020 Farangis Mazlum, the mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, has been sentenced to six years in prison for speaking out [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Rouhani’s former aide reportedly indicted on trumped-up charges

Shahindokht Molaverdi, former Iranian Deputy President for Iran for Women's Affairs. (IRNA) July 14, 2020 A news website in Iran reported Monday that an indictment has been issued for the former Deputy President for Iran for Women's Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi. Hours later, Ms. Molaverdi issued an open letter to the head of Iran’s [...]

By |July 14th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

How Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was tortured to death 17 years ago

Iranian journalists light candles for the Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer Zahra Kazemi (picture) who died while under arrest in Tehran, 08 August 2003. (AFP) July 13, 2020 On this day 17 years ago, Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died under suspicious circumstances after being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for more than two weeks. [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|North America, Woman|

Iran facilitates honor killings

Thirteen-year-old student Romina Ashrafi was arrested for falling in love and fleeing to marry a boy she loved. (Supplied) By Noor Pahlavi July 10, 2020 Romina Ashrafi was fourteen, Fatemeh Barahi was nineteen, Reyhaneh Ameri was twenty-two. Each of them was murdered by an immediate family member, heinous murders that have received much needed [...]

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

“Women must be housewives,” Iranian female MPs told

Somayeh Mahmoudi, MP for Shahreza and Dehaghan, has criticised the leadership of the Iranian parliament for its view on appropriate roles for women. (Supplied) By Pejman Tahoori July 9, 2020 "A woman should have children and take care of the housework." This was apparently the response of the leadership board of the 11th Iranian [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Iran, Woman|