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.

Saudi Arabia Restricts Entry of Lonely Women

Saudi Arabian officials have drafted a law to restrict visa issuance for female tourists planning to visit the country alone.
Maedeh Alaghmand

Iran State Broadcaster Uses Female Commentator for First Time

For the first time, an Iranian woman gave a full commentary of a match in real time for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Iran VP, Estonia President Discuss Promotion of Ties

Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affair Massoumeh Ebtekar has conferred on development of bilateral relations with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in Iceland.
tahereh mohamadi

Iran Appoints Sunni Woman as Local Governor

The Islamic Republic of Iran has appointed, for the first time, a Sunni woman as the head of a village in North Khorasan province in the country’s northeast.
Iranian Woman Wins Gold at Asian Rock Climbing Cup

Iranian Woman Wins Gold at Asian Rock Climbing Cup

Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been crowned as the champion of Asia Cup - Wanxianshan 2017 in China, and clinched a gold medal at the prestigious sports event.
Cartoonist Trying to Correct Misconceptions about Iranian Women

Cartoonist Trying to Correct Misconceptions about Iranian Women

On the sidelines of the First Art Festival of Farsi-speakers in Europe, the solo exhibition of Iranian cartoonistPante’aVaeznia will be held with the theme of ‘Women's rights in Iran’.
3 Afghan Sisters Exhibiting Surreal Artworks in Tehran9

3 Afghan Sisters Exhibiting Surreal Artworks in Tehran

Three young Afghan sisters have staged their third art exhibition in Tehran, putting on show their surreal and abstract artworks.
Women’s Hair in Kashmir Being Chopped Off during Sleep

Women’s Hair in Kashmir Being Chopped Off during Sleep

Reports say women’s hairs are being forcibly cutduring sleep in distant areas of Indian-administered Kashmir and this has terrified local women.

Two Sisters Playing Key Role in Promoting Rugby in Iran

Two Iranian sisters, who are also caring mothers for their children, have contributed heavily to the promotion of rugby in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranian Nomad Girl, Eleven-Time Kickboxing Champion1

Iranian Nomad Girl, Eleven-Time Kickboxing Champion

SousanRashidi is an Iranian nomad girl who has overcome all the difficulties of nomadic life to win 11 national kickboxing championships.

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