Women in modern Iran remain a pressing and important topic, and are covered here with relevant news, reports and opinion from across many fields.

High School Girls Free Imprisoned Iranian Mother

A mother has returned home thanks to a successful fundraising campaign set up by a group of high school girls in Tehran.

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Female parliamentarians have called for broader participation of women in the Iranian society, particularly its labour market and politics, arguing it will help spur the development of the 80-million nation.

Inside the First Iranian Museum Dedicated to a Female Artist

Monir Shahroudi Farmanfarmaian, an acclaimed 93-year-old artist known for her elaborate mosaics made of mirrored glass, is among Iran’s biggest artistic names at home and abroad.

Tehran Hosts Live Fashion Design Contest

A live fashion design contest was recently held in the Iranian capital Tehran as part of 7th Fajr International Fashion and Clothing Festival.

Fashion, Clothing Festival Underway in Tehran

The 7th Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival has kicked off in the Iranian capital Tehran and will be open to visitors until March 4, 2018.

Iranian Women Claim First-Ever Title in Asian Handball Championship

Iran won the title of the 2018 West Asian Women's Handball Championship on Wednesday.

Saudi Tribesmen Not Allowed to See Their Wives’ Faces

Men in a number of tribes in southern Saudi Arabia are banned forever from seeing the faces of their female family members including their wives.

Iranian Woman Breaks Mideast’s Long-Distance Swimming Record

An Iranian woman has broken the Middle East’s record for long-distance swimming, vowing to break her new record next year.

“Women Removing Headscarves in Iran Encouraged from Abroad”

Iran’s Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says those who are removing their hijab as part of the so-called “Girls of Revolution Street” movement are being encouraged from elements in other countries.

Hard-Working Women Build 5km Road in Western Iran

A group of women in Iran’s Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province have built a 5-kilometre road to a remote village by doing tough jobs like operating cranes, graders, trucks, and tractors.

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