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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.

Ex-women prisoners speak out about sexual abuse in Iranian Jail

Narges Mohammadi, right, listens to Karim Lahidji, president of the Iranian league for the Defense of Human Rights during a press conference at UN headquarters in Geneva, in 2008. (AP) May 28, 2021 Days after being hit with another risible 30-month jail sentence, veteran Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has taken to [...]

By |May 28th, 2021|Iran, Women|

EU calls on Iran to review sentencing of female activist

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) May 27, 2021 The European Union on Thursday called on Iran to review a case of a prominent female human rights activist who was sentenced to 30 [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Dispatch from a women’s only park: All we want is sunshine on our hair

Iranian girls practice their parkour skills at Tavalod Park in Tehran. (Getty Images) By Lara Barsaghian May 27, 2021 More than 40 years have passed since mandatory veiling was imposed on women and girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Despite this, activists inside the country continue to rail against it, both in [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Faezeh Hashemi: This is not an election, it’s an appointment

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university, Dec 07, 2015. (ILNA) By Shima Shahrabi May 27, 2021 Prominent activist Faezeh Hashemi has spoken publicly about Ali Larijani’s surprise ousting from the presidential race, stating that in doing so, Iran’s leadership had abandoned all pretense of an authentic election. The Guardian [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Iran, Women|

A week with Khamenei: Women in the presidential election

Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the issue of women’s voting rights head-on in public. (IRNA) By Aida Ghajar May 25, 2021 The Boy who Cried Wolf was a shepherd boy who constantly tricked villagers into believing a wolf was attacking his flock. Every time, they rushed to his aid. But he deceived them so many [...]

By |May 25th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Prominent Iran rights activist Narges Mohammadi sentenced to flogging, jail

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. (Supplied) May 24, 2021 An Iranian court sentenced prominent human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi to 80 lashes, two and a half years in prison and a fine, her husband said on Sunday, less than a year after she was released from prison. Mohammadi’s latest charges include propaganda [...]

By |May 24th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Foreign Ministry denies Zarif’s wife is under a travel ban

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif with his wife Maryam Imaniyeh. (Supplied) May 18, 2021 Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denied a published story about Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s wife being subjected to a travel ban. On Sunday, May 16, the Telegram channel Saham News, which is linked to house-arrested reformist cleric Mehdi Karroubi, said [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iranian study: Arguments for women’s inclusion in presidential race are stronger

Iranian women hold their identity cards as they queue to vote in the May 19, 2017, presidential election in Qom. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour May 13, 2021 Women count for half of the population of any society and it should be self-evident that their presence, or absence, in the upper echelons of politics [...]

By |May 13th, 2021|Iran, Women|

At Tehran garage, Iranian woman polishes cars and her dreams

Iranian car detailer Maryam Roohani, right, and her brother Reza polish a car at a detailing shop in Tehran, Iran, April 18, 2021. (AP) By Mohammad Nasiri May 3, 2021 It’s a men’s-only club in the tangle of auto repair shops on the traffic-clogged streets of Iran’s capital, Tehran. Among them, workers toil [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Iran, Women|

UK says Iran’s treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe is ‘torture’

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks at the parliament on Iran. (Reuters) May 3, 2021 Iran’s treatment of detained dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to “torture” and she is being held hostage, Britain said on Sunday, after she was convicted anew and banned from leaving the Islamic republic. The British-Iranian woman has been [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Europe, Women|