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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.

Iranian TV quiz show slammed as ‘disgusting,’ ‘cruel’ over Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘spy’ question

A video clip from the “Rokhdad” quiz show, which airs on Ofogh network, shows contestants being asked to identify individuals arrested on suspicion of espionage in Iran. (Screenshot) November 14, 2020 An Iranian state television quiz show has been slammed over its use of images of jailed British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in a [...]

By |November 14th, 2020|Europe, Women|

Iranian Kurdish political prisoner transferred to jail far away from family

Zeynab Jalalian, a kurdish Iranian political activist serving a life sentence. (Twitter) November 13, 2020 A Kurdish political prisoner serving a life sentence has been transferred from Kermanshah Prison to Yazd Prison, despite suffering complications from coronavirus and a decline in her overall health. It is the fourth time she has been transferred in the [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Iran, Women|

Iran lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after release from jail

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (L) speaks on the phone next to her husband as they pose for a photo at their house in Tehran, Sept 18, 2013. (AFP) November 11, 2020 Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has tested positive for Covid-19 only days after being released from prison, her husband said on Tuesday. [...]

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

Female Iranian filmmaker jailed since 2018 sentenced to 10 years in prison

Iranian filmmaker Maryam Ebrahimvand, undated. (VOA) November 9, 2020 An Iranian filmmaker jailed since 2018 for her work and criticism of the government has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after going on a hunger strike and attempting suicide in recent months in response to her predicament, according to a knowledgeable source. [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Women|

Jailed Iranian rights lawyer released, amid health problems

Iranian lawyer and rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh smiles at her home in Tehran, September 18, 2013. (AFP) November 7, 2020 A leading Iranian human rights lawyer has been released from prison, Iran’s state-run news agency reported Saturday, after she was earlier hospitalized amid a hunger-strike conducted from her cell. Nasrin Sotoudeh was taken [...]

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

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|