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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.

Woman in Iran arrested for ‘cycling without Hijab’

Women cycling at Mothers Paradise park, a female-only public recreation area in Tehran, Iran. (AFP) October 21, 2020 A young woman has been arrested in central Iran for "insulting the Islamic hijab", state media said Tuesday, after a video appeared to show her cycling without a veil. "A person who had recently violated [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Iran, Woman|

A week in Iranian censorship: Three journalists arrested

Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrest of the three citizens on October 14 and demanded their release. (Supplied) By Niloufar Rostami October 20, 2020 Iranian authorities are cracking down on dissenting voices, and have arrested three people over a one-week period. On October 4, security forces arrested Shabnam Ashouri, the editor-in-chief for Aghahinameh, an economic publication focusing on manual [...]

By |October 20th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Masih Alinejad’s brother sentenced to eight years in Iran

Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Twitter) By Pouyan Khoshhal October 20, 2020 The eight-year prison sentence handed down to Alireza Alinejad, the brother of journalist and human rights activist Masih Alinejad, has been upheld, a lawyer working on the case has announced. Saeed Dehghan, one of [...]

By |October 20th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iranian women facing prison for letter asking Khamenei to quit say they have no regrets

Iranian activists, Shahla Jahanbin (R) and Shahla Entesari. (Supplied) October 17, 2020 Two female Iranian dissidents have responded defiantly to being summoned to start prison terms in Iran, saying they have no regrets for signing the 2019 letter that called for the nation’s Islamist ruler to quit and triggered their arrest. In exclusive [...]

By |October 17th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

2 Baha’i women in Iran report to prison to begin sentences for practicing their faith

Female prison guards walk along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006. (Reuters) October 16, 2020 Two Iranian Baha’i women have reported to a prison in eastern Iran to begin serving sentences for peacefully practicing their faith after authorities apparently ignored appeals to spare them from potential coronavirus exposure in jail, [...]

By |October 16th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Why breaking the silence on rape so risky in Iran

Even when women have the courage to speak out about rape, they are often not listened to — and are often silenced. (IranWire) By Nilopufar Lari October 15, 2020 In early September 2020, thousands of Iranian women went online to share experiences and testimonies of rape, sexual abuse and harassment they had endured. The campaign, Inspired [...]

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

Iran moves closer to rejailing female rights activist over criticism of government

Tehran branch of Iran’s Revolutionary court notified Makvandi and her lawyer of the sentence on Sept. 28. (AFP) October 15, 2020 Iran has moved a step closer to re-imprisoning a female human rights advocate for her peaceful expressions of opposition to the nation's Islamist rulers. Speaking to VOA Persian from Iran earlier this [...]

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

Khamenei’s lieutenants order their thugs to carry out acid attacks

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran saying Eid Fitr prayers on 15 June 2018. (IRNA) By Ramin Behboudi October 10, 2020 Looking at the faces of the victims of acid attacks in Iran under the clerical rule is a diagram of the oppression of Iranian women. Imagine for a second the amount of oppression on [...]

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

Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) October 08, 2020 Iran has released a prominent human rights activist who campaigned against the death penalty, Iranian media reported Thursday. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted judiciary official Sadegh Niaraki as saying that Narges Mohammadi was freed late Wednesday after serving 8 1/2 years in [...]

By |October 8th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Danes summon Iran’s envoy over reports of illegal divorces

The summons follows recent reports in Danish media about Muslim women being forced to accept divorce deals made by imams in Denmark.. (Getty) October 7, 2020 Denmark on Wednesday summoned the Iranian ambassador over reports the diplomatic mission had allegedly pressured Iranian women living in the Scandinavian country to accept divorce terms drawn [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Europe, Woman|