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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.

Patriarchy and unjust laws create obstacles for women’s employment in Iran

Iranian regime’s constitution is based on a misogynistic theory and classifies women as second-class citizens in society. (Getty) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour November 7, 2020 In Iran, many women have successful careers but end up agreeing to be housewives at the request of their husbands, or even being forced by the courts. The laws of [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iran’s year of reckoning

Female commuters board the women-only section of a crowded public bus in central Tehran. (Bloomberg) By Melissa George November 7, 2020 After sexual assault allegations calling out more than 100 men, including prominent members of Iranian society, first appeared on social media in August, women in Iran are having their own #MeToo moment, and [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Iran, Women|

PAAIA celebrates historic election for Iranian Americans

The success of Iranian Americans women is a truly historic moment for the Iranian American community. (PAAIA) November 6, 2020 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) congratulates Oklahoma State Senator Stephanie Bice (R-OK), Florida State Representative Anna Eskamani (D-FL), New York State Senator Anna Kaplan (D-NY) and Phoenix's City Council candidate [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|North America, USA, Women|

Iran’s #MeToo movement makes waves in Toronto as calls mount for festival to cut ties with celebrated artist

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 Shanifa Nasser November 05, 2020 Accusations of sexual assault against one of Iran's most celebrated visual artists are making waves in Toronto's Iranian community — with many saying they represent [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Arts, North America, Women|

Tehran bans female doctor from working due to her husband’s complaint

Emergency medical staff and nurses help while transferring a patient with coronavirus to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) November 05, 2020 The Iranian government has banned a female doctor, who used to care for 180 to 200 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients daily, from working because her husband filed a complaint.  The doctor worked at Imam [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iranian women you should know: Marzieh Ebrahimi

Marzieh Ebrahimi was one of several women who were disfigured in a horrific spate of acid attacks in Isfahan in 2014. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi November 04, 2020 Are you familiar with the mythology of the phoenix? A legendary bird born again in fire; a symbol of rebirth and renewal. When we speak about [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Turkey-based Iranian dissident says Iran sentenced her to prison for protesting in 2019

Iranian protesters gather during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) November 03, 2020 An Iranian dissident living in Turkey says an Iranian court has handed her a one-year prison term for joining anti-government protests in Iran last year, when she says authorities detained and [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Turkey, Women|

Britain ‘appalled’ by Iran’s new case against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, March 31, 2019. (Reuters) November 02, 2020 Iran on Monday adjourned a new trial of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, according to her husband and the UK government, which condemned what it said was her [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Europe, Women|

Iranian female chess arbiter wins asylum in UK

International chess arbiter Shohreh Bayat defied the compulsory headscarf during a game at Shanghai World Championship. (Supplied) November 2, 2020 Top Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat has been granted asylum in the UK after being photographed without a hijab at an international tournament last year. The 32-year-old is an arbiter for the International [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Europe, Women|

British FM: Zaghari-Ratcliffe imprisonment will ‘sabotage’ UK-Iran ties

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks at the parliament on Iran. (Reuters) October 31, 2020 If Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is sent back to prison following a court hearing on Monday, UK-Iranian relations will be fundamentally changed and “sabotaged” by Tehran’s actions, said British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is under house arrest in [...]

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