Women

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

Iranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand Parliament

Iranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand Parliament

Golriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born woman living in New Zealand, has been elected to the country’s parliament after the special vote count.
Saudi Woman Killed in Car Crash While Learning to Drive

Saudi Woman Killed in Car Crash While Learning to Drive

A Saudi woman has lost her life in a car accident as she was learning to drive in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
Root Causes of Recent Reforms in Saudi Arabia

Root Causes of Recent Reforms in Saudi Arabia

Abbas Abdi, a senior Iranian analyst and journalist, has weighed in on the root causes of the Saudi government’s recent moves to give women more freedom.

KSA Reforms: Saudi Women Authorized to Issue Fatwas

Saudi Arabia has, in a fresh break with tradition, authorized women majoring in jurisprudence to issue fatwas.

World Wrestling Body Praises Iranian Female Wrestler

The United World Wrestling has hailed in a report the victory of Iranian Female Alysh Wrestler Zahra Yazdani in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Kurdish Lady to Be Appointed as Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister

Kurdish Lady to Be Appointed as Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister

Jila Sajjadi, a lady from the western city of Sanandaj in Iran’s Kurdistan province, is due to be appointed as the country’s Deputy Interior Minister and the Head of the Interior Ministry’s Applied Sciences and Technology Institution.
Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

A young Iranian girl disfigured in an acid attack back in 2014 has gotten married, sparking widespread positive reactions in Iran’s social media.
Fatemeh Eftekhari

‘Queen of Iran’s Skies’ Tells Story of Her Paragliding Career

Fatemeh Eftekhari, who has become known as the “Queen of Iran’s Skies”, is the first Iranian female pilot taking part in international competitions. She has great stories to tell about her success.
Iran Appoints 1st Female Manager of Gas Field Development Project

Iran Appoints 1st Female Manager of Gas Field Development Project

An Iranian woman has been appointed for the first time as the manager of a major gas field development project in the country.

Iran Proposes Formation of OIC’s Tech-Savvy Women Forum

Iran has called for the establishment of a forum comprising women from Muslim countries who have secured achievements in the field of technology.

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