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.

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Iranian Women Often Don’t Report Sexual Abuse

Despite certain regulations on violence against Iranian women, the ones who suffer sexual abuse often don’t disclose it due to a lack of social support.
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Iranian Athlete Struggles to Become a Champion Once Again

Sara Abdolmaleki, a former champion in women’s rugby, was seriously injured in a car crash in early 2016, but she wants to rejoin professional sports in the near future.
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The Magic Paintings by Women on the Mysterious Island

On Hormuz Island, the artery for Middle East oil and shipping, soil, rather than oil, has enchanted people’s lives, with earth paintings narrating the lives of the women in Hormuz. This god-given “soil art” can only be found on this 42km2 mysterious island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
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Women and jewelry, from conservatism to adventurism

Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli shares his thoughts on women and jewelry.
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Leader Outlines General Policies on Family

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a proclamation sent to heads of Iran’s three branches of power outlined general policies on family, known as the cornerstone of the Islamic society.
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.[:es]El presidente de Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari ha sido ampliamente criticado por decir que su esposa, Aisha, pertenece a su cocina y sala de estar, en respuesta a la crítica pública de la primera dama.

“Woman against Woman” on the Wall of Mojdeh Gallery

Woman against Woman is a curious title for a photography exhibition which remakes great painters’ works, such as those of Picasso, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt,...
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New Law in Iran Reduces Women’s Working Hours

A directive on the reduction of women’s weekly working hours has been communicated to executive bodies in Iran.
Kimia Alizadehو Iran’s First Female Olympic Medallist

Iran’s First Female Olympic Medallist Receives Great Rewards upon Arrival

Iranian public and private bodies and organizations have been rushing to reward Kimia Alizadeh, the young Iranian taekwondo player who won the first-ever Olympic medal for Iran, upon her arrival in Iran.
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Shooter Khedmati Wins Gold at Olympic Games Training Camp

Iranian female sports shooter Najmeh Khedmati has put on an awe-inspiring display of skills at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France, and managed to snatch a gold medal.

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