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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 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|

German police add fugitive to ‘most wanted’ list days after a dual national’s arrest in Iran

A 66-year German Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi, who was arrested in Iran. (Twitter) October 31, 2020 Days after it emerged that a German-Iranian human rights activist had been arrested in Iran, German and European police have issued joint notices declaring they are on the hunt for an alleged rapist - and according [...]

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

Australian academic moved to Tehran’s Evin prison

A security guard stands at the gate of Evin Prison in Tehran, undated. (Fars) October 30, 2020 An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing. Kylie Moore-Gilbert -- who is serving a 10-year [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Australia, Women|

UK summons Iranian ambassador over Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baeidinejad. (Supplied) October 30, 2020 The British government summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday following news that imprisoned British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is to be recalled to court in Iran, the Foreign Office said. The British authorities conveyed their grave concern to the diplomat, Hamid [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Europe, Women|

Prince Reza’s 60th birthday: The horizon for Iranian women’s presence in the country’s future

Crown Prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi speaks in an event at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 5, 2016, in New York City. (Getty Images) By Camelia Entekhabifard October 29, 2020 On October 31, Prince Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s former Crown Prince will celebrate his 60th birthday with 41 years of his life spent in [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Iran, Women|

UK-Iranian ‘hostage’ Zaghari-Ratcliffe due back in Tehran jail

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter, Gabriella. Nazanin was arrested at Tehran Airport while visiting the family with her daughter. (PA) October 28, 2020 British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new court appearance next week in Tehran and will be hauled back to jail, her husband said Wednesday, expressing fear her case could drag on [...]

By |October 28th, 2020|Europe, Women|