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: […]
February 1, 2010

Iran’s judiciary chief refuses to speed executions

Iran’s judiciary chief said Monday he will not give in to political pressure to speed up the execution […]
December 27, 2009

Ahmadinejad pushing to separate sexes

An increase in efforts to separate men and women in Iranian institutions has sparked concern that President Mahmoud […]
December 21, 2009

Cleric’s Death, Torture Case Jolt Iran

Iran’s opposition on Sunday seized upon the death of one of the Islamic republic’s founding fathers, a revered […]
December 20, 2009

Spiritual father of Iran’s reform movement dies

Iran’s leading reformist cleric, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, has died, prompting protests: Montazeri was a key figure […]
December 14, 2009

Iran Cracks Down on Women’s Rights Activists

The home search and court summons of Somayeh Rashidi, an Iranian women’s rights activist with the One Million […]
November 12, 2009

Farani: ‘Angel of Freedom’ Neda Agha Soltan Oxford scholarship will be her most important legacy

Leyla Farani writes that Oxford University’s Neda Agha Soltan scholarship will honor the many Iranian students, past and […]
November 5, 2009

Neda’s mother: She was ‘like an angel’

More than four months after Neda Agha Soltan’s death at the hands of Iran’s Basij militia troops, her […]
October 7, 2009

Nasty Side of Radical Islam

Many nations having Shariah Law or Mullah rule in the world are continuing to commit various forms of […]
July 21, 2009

When it comes to Muslim women’s rights, all eyes are on Iran

Mahnez Afkhami, a leading advocate of women’s rights in the Islamic world, says that while Muslim women are […]
June 28, 2009

Role of Women In Iran Protest Kindles Hope

Over the past two weeks, Marcelle George has watched with amazement as legions of Iranian women, most wearing […]
June 26, 2009

Doctor tells how Neda Soltan was shot dead by Ahmadinejad’s basij

Neda Soltan, the 26-year-old woman killed by members of Iran’s Islamic militia, has become a global symbol, leading […]
June 25, 2009

‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’ is compelling and unsettling

The new film ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’ is profoundly compelling in its focus on Zahra’s courageous stance […]
June 25, 2009

Woman power in Iran

Iranian women have played a prominent role in the protests against the government. via:[,7340,L-3737144,00.html]
May 12, 2009

Recreating virginity in Iran

Many women in Iran opt for hymen repair surgery to satisfy a culture that insists on bridal virginity. […]