Women's Rights & Movements in Iran

“Women went to war” in ancient Iran

Reuters: These days Iranian women are not even allowed to watch men compete on the football field, but 2,000 years ago they could have...

Three Wives Attempt Suicide After Argument

Reuters: All three wives of a 67-year-old Iranian man took overdoses in an unsuccessful triple suicide attempt after the youngest wife bought an expensive...

Gender equality is tyranny against men, says Iranian woman MP

AFP: An Iranian woman lawmaker is backing the removal of the concept of gender equality from a state development plan in order to prevent...

Iranian women barred from standing in presidential vote

AFP: Iranian women have been barred from standing in next year's presidential election after a powerful conservative body stood by its literal interpretation of...

Students protest forced veiling

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 19 - Students of Iran’s Azad University in the town of Meybod demonstrated against new measures to force female students...

Young victims of Iran quake being sold to human traffickers

Iran Focus: Bam, Sep. 30 – Nine months after a devastating earthquake that left behind over 50,000 people dead and more than 90,000 homeless,...

Iran Moves to Roll Back Rights Won by Women

New York Times: The hard-liners who won Iran's parliamentary elections last February have focused on women's rights in their efforts to reverse some of...

Mashhad Court Sentences Two Sisters to Lashes and Fines for “Improper Dress”

Radio Farda: Sep. 3 - A court in Mashhad on Thursday sentenced two young sisters to lashes, suspended jail terms and fine for not...

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Iran’s Government Fears a ‘Second Field’

Social exclusion is the process in which individuals are blocked from the various rights, opportunities and resources that are...

Iran Expats Call for UN Investigation of 1988 Massacre

Iranian expatriates have written United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to once again urge the international organisation to investigate the...

Nearly 70m Iranians Can’t Afford Rice

Nearly 70 million people in Iran cannot afford rice following price increases, according to the secretary of the Rice...

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Iran Expats Call for UN Investigation of 1988 Massacre

Iranian expatriates have written United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

Iran’s Desperate Government Makes Big Mistakes

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