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.

Hottest, Coldest Regions on Earth Look Similar: Iranian Tourist

An Iranian woman, who has travelled to the hottest and coldest places on the Earth, says despite their radical climate differences, the two locations are strikingly similar.
Indian Girl Rescued after Being Buried Alive

Indian Girl Rescued after Being Buried Alive (+Video)

A 19-year-old girl was rescued after she was left to die in a sand pit following an alleged property dispute in India.
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Women More Receptive of ISIS Recruitment Propaganda

Studies indicate that women are more receptive of ISIS’s rhetoric of incitement that it posts on various electronic platforms. In fact, ISIS has resorted to women in order to address the drop in the number of its fighters.
Iranian Artists, Politicians Raise Money for Release of Women Prisoners

Iranian Artists, Politicians Raise Money for Release of Women Prisoners

Several Iranian artists and politicians gathered in a ceremony to raise money for the release of female prisoners jailed for unintentional crimes.
Saudi Arabia Elected to UN Women's Rights Commission!

Saudi Arabia Elected to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Saudi Arabia, which is internationally known as a violator of women’s rights, has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran

Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran  

A prominent Iranian women rights activist and one of the presidential hopefuls disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential election has issued a statement in defence of women’s right to become a president in Iran.
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Literally ‘Everyone’ in Iran Can Run for President!

Saturday was the end of the five-day registration process for those seeking the post of Iran’s president, the bulk of whom were ordinary, and even weird, people without any political background.
Women Applicants Register for Iran’s Local Elections

18,000 Women Applicants Register for Iran’s Local Elections

More than 18,000 female applicants have registered to contest in Iran’s City and Village Councils Elections due to be held on May 19, an Iranian official announced.
Canadian Women Employees No Longer Forced to Wear High Heels

Canadian Women Employees No Longer Forced to Wear High Heels

The Canadian province of British Columbia has banned companies from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work.
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Female MPs Call for Revision of Iran’s Gender-Biased Laws

A number of women lawmakers expressed their concerns and views about Iran’s gender-biased laws and a number of other issues in a meeting with Parliament Speaker.

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