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.

Three Dervish women released from Iran prison after two years in jail

The aftermath of security forces attacking Dervishes in Tehran in February 2018. Street is littered with motorbikes and debris. (Supplied) February 10, 2020 After nearly two years behind bars, three Sufi women were released from Iran’s notorious Evin prison on Saturday, February 8. The three women belong to the Gonabadi dervish’s sect, whose [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Iran, Minorities, Woman|

Iran police targeting ‘indecently dressed mannequins’ in shop windows

Iran's morality police often try to enforce the prescribed dress code by cracking down on "un-Islamic" clothing. (IRNA) February 08, 2020 A Tehran Police official on Friday said indecently dressed mannequins that weaken "the culture of modesty and hijab" and "promote immorality" will be removed by the police from shop windows. Colonel Nader [...]

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

Who is Zeinab Soleimani?

Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of the killed IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani. (Fars) By Ali Reza Assadzadeh February 6, 2020 Zeinab Soleimani is the 28 year old daughter of the well-known international terrorist, Ghasem Soleimani. The 62 year old Soleimani had three sons and two daughters. Zeinab Soleimani is the youngest daughter. Zeinab only appeared once on [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Sexual harassment, depression and suicide: The story of Iranian women refugees in Greece

Refugees on the streets camped outside the Greek parliament to demand their rights. (IranWire) By Aida Ghajar February 6, 2020 At Camp Moria, a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos close to the shores of Turkey, everything is in turmoil. In the midst of it all, there are children with nothing much [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Prominent imprisoned Iranian human rights activist calls for election boycott

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal earlier this year for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) February 6, 2020 An imprisoned Iranian human rights activist called on her compatriots to boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this month to [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Male hairdresser for women: A dangerous profession in Iran

It is illegal for men to offer beauty services to women in Iran. (ISNA) February 05, 2020 Mohsen has his apron on, and wears a T-shirt and shorts. He is busy dyeing Shoreh's hair, one of his regular customers. The 36-year-old is one of Iran’s male hairdressers offering a variety of cosmetic services [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Hijab limits women, says Iranian chess master sacked from national team

Iranian chess champion, Mitra Hejazipoor playing at Moscow World Rapid & Blitz Championship. (RF) January 29, 2020 The Iranian female chess grandmaster Mitra Hejazipour who was sacked from the national team for boldly removing her headscarf (hijab) during the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow, has said that hijab is "limitation" [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Influential Iranian women: Tahereh Kaghazchi, prominent chemist

Tahereh Kaghazchi is currently a researcher and lecturer at Amirkabir University of Technology, supervising postgraduate and doctoral theses. (Supplied) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour January 28, 2020 Although Tahereh Kaghazchi has been widely praised in Iran as an exemplary chemist and as part of the Iranian scientific community, she grew in prominence when her biography was published [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Shocking stories of abuse, harassment and humiliation of female prisoners in Iran

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) By Shahed Alavi January 25, 2020 The interrogator took me to a room and said: ‘Now we are going to throw an ISIS man in here, whose wives are your cellmates. You know that they really belong to [...]

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

How Iran’s rebel women are back on the streets – and more confrontational than ever

A woman attending a candlelight vigil, in memory of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737, talks to a policeman, Jan 11, 2020. (AFP) By Masih Alinejad January 23, 2020 One photograph from among the dozens showing young Iranians protesting the shooting down of Ukrainian aircraft, has stayed with me over the past few [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Iran, Woman|