February 17, 2021

How a Protest Against Compulsory Hijab in Iran Became Symbolic of the Fight for Women’s Rights

02-18-2021 Shaparak Shajarizadeh stood up for the rights that every woman deserves. But doing so in her native […]
March 11, 2019

The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran – ForeignPolicy.com

The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ruptured all diplomatic ties between Iran and the United […]
January 28, 2016

Documentary “Sonita” Raises Awareness About Child Marriage

Sundance Film Festival is screening the film “Sonita,” a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film […]
June 4, 2015

Study Reveals Female Genital Mutilation is Practiced in Iran

Social anthropologist Kameel Ahmady recently released a study finding that female genital mutilation is practiced in at least […]
October 1, 2013

Human rights activists are alarmed that Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter while she is as young as 13 years.

Human rights activists are alarmed that Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill that allows a man to […]
February 19, 2013

Iran has banned men and women from using educational facilities at the same time.

In line with its policy of introducing gender-segregation to every social environment, the Iranian government has banned men […]
October 9, 2012

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses.

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act […]
August 14, 2012

Women fight Sharia dress code in Iran

Mandatory female covering known as hijab has been a defining element of Iran since the Islamic Revolution in […]
December 5, 2011

In Iran, woman blinded by acid now denied compensation for showing her attacker mercy

A woman blinded and horrifically disfigured in an acid attack by a spurned admirer is suing Iran’s judiciary […]
October 13, 2011

Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail for criticizing regime on free speech

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in […]
January 29, 2011

Dutch freeze contacts after Iran executes woman

An Iranian-Dutch woman, arrested in Iran after taking part in demonstrations has been hanged on alleged charges of […]
September 5, 2010

Iranian Woman Said to Be Lashed Over Photo

A mix-up over a photograph led to a sentence of 99 lashes for the Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi […]
July 9, 2010

Iran stoning sentence not carried out

The authorities in Iran have announced that a woman convicted of adultery will not be stoned to death, […]
July 6, 2010

Iranian Family Works to Save Mother From Stoning

The fate of an Iranian mother of two sentenced to be stoned to death at any time hung […]
June 15, 2010

Death by Stoning

An Iranian woman who was forced to marry an older man at age 14 was accused of adultery […]
May 25, 2010

Two women acquitted on apostasy in Iran

Fourteen months after being arrested for their Christian faith, two young Iranian women were acquitted on apostasy charges: […]
May 16, 2010

Iran jails women activists, arrests top former MP

Iran has sentenced in absentia award-winning women’s rights activist Shadi Sadr and another fellow activist to jail and […]
April 29, 2010

U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women’s Rights

Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing […]
April 27, 2010

Iran, gender discrimination, and the UN’s Women’s Commission

Writing in Foreign Policy, SB Anderlini, Hadi Ghaemi and Dokhi Fassihian write: “The Iranian government by contrast has […]
April 19, 2010

Iranian Cleric Says Promiscuous Women Are to Blame for Earthquakes

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes: […]