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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.

The night they stabbed my husband and son to death: Chain murders’ victim’s wife remembers

Rouhangiz Soltaninejad, widow of Iranian writer Hamid Hajizadeh, who was killed during Iran's serial political assassinations in the late 1990s. (Hajizadeh Family) December 15, 2020 Rouhangiz Soltaninejad -- whose husband, Hamid Hajizadeh, and nine-year-old son, Karoun Hajizadeh, were both killed in the Political Chain Murders -- has broken her silence after 22 years. [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iran sentences two women’s rights activists to total of 15 years in prison

Najmeh Vahedi, left, and Hoda Amid, right, were sentenced to prison in Iran. (Twitter) December 14, 2020 Iran has sentenced two women’s rights activists to a total of 15 years in prison, Iranian media reported. A court in Tehran charged Hoda Amid and Najmeh Vahedi, who were both arrested in 2018, with “collaborating [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ is jailed for 10 years after she was arrested over her social media activities

An Iranian teenager allegedly underwent 50 surgeries to look more like Angelina Jolie. (Sahar Tabar) December 12, 2020 A court in Iran has reportedly handed Sahar Tabar, an Iranian girl who posted distorted pictures of herself to resemble a zombie-like Angelina Jolie, a 10-year jail sentence, according to one of her lawyers. Saeed [...]

By |December 12th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Wife of murdered Iranian writer describes years long struggle with Iranian authorities

Iranian writer Majid Sharif and his wife Mahshid Sharif. (Supplied) December 12, 2020 "The tragedy of that day was not just receiving the news of Majid's death, but relaying it to my fifteen-year-old son, and the enigma that sparkled in his eyes. I saw him drowning in a big question, 'Why?' This is [...]

By |December 12th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iranian women Kulbars: A deadly job in a beautiful landscape

The plight of male kulbars is regularly covered in the media. But women, often dressed as men, also bear the same burdens. (Supplied) December 11, 2020 Down the winding mountain paths and breathtaking slopes of Uramanat and Horaman, sites of stunning natural beauty which attract thousands of tourists to western Iran every year, [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iran security forces arrest two female Iranian Arab civil activists

Protesters rally in front of the governor's building in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Social Media) December 11, 2020 Security forces in southwest Iran arrested two Iranian Arab civil activists on Wednesday on unknown charges, a rights group reported. Security forces arrested Fatima Tamimi and Maryam Ameri in their hometown in Mahshahr, a city in [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Women|

Four arrested in Iran for using live models in a commercial

The live models became the talk of the town on December 5, after photos circulated on social. (Screen grab) December 11, 2020 Kermanshah Prosecutor Shahram Karami says Iran's security forces have arrested four people for advertising with live models in a promotional video. Stressing that the clips are "immoral," he said that the [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|Iran, Women|

For the love of their country: A devoted pediatrics pioneer working in dangerous times

Dr Tahereh Berjis at her office in Tehran before leaving Iran in 2010. (IranWire) By Kian Sabeti December 11, 2020 "We lived in Iran 34 years after the Revolution. We did not regret staying because of the services we were able to provide during this time. Our lives were always in danger but we [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Women|

The real cost of censoring female athletes in Iran

Khosravi reflects that in order to succeed in Iranian sports women must exert themselves 10 times more than their male counterparts. (IranWire) December 11, 2020 Iranian football star Golnoush Khosravi was born in 2001 in Shahinshahr, Isfahan. After dazzling on the pitch in Iran from a young age, starting at Zob Ahan Isfahan [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Parliamentarian in Iran: Bill Gates wants to use the vaccine to reduce world population by 15 percent

Zahra Sheikhi, a spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament's Health Committee. (Supplied) December 10, 2020 An Iranian politician has publicly spoken out against Covid-19 vaccines, accusing the Bill Gates Foundation and the French president of trying to reduce world population through Covax, the World Health Organization portfolio of vaccines designed to tackle the pandemic. [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|North America, USA, Women|