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.

German Police Arrest Suspect Who Kicked Woman down Subway Stairs

Police in Berlin have arrested the man suspected of kicking a woman down a flight of stairs at a subway station.
وزيرة الدفاع الألمانية

German DM’s Attire in Saudi Arabia Sparks Controversy[:es]Polémico atuendo de la ministra de Defensa...

A few days after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on the burqa, her minister of defence has refused to wear the hijab or the abaya on an official visit to Saudi Arabia.[:es]Unos días después de que la canciller alemana Angela Merkel ordenara la prohibición del uso de burka en lugares públicos, su ministra de defensa se negó a llevar el velo o la abaya en una visita oficial a Arabia Saudita.
Molaverdi

Iranian VP Resolved to Change Culture of Housework Division

Shahindokht Molaverdi, the Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, has recently talked about the government’s plans to facilitate the life and work of Iranian women.
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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.
Azam

Drug Addict Receives 30-Year Prison Term after Torturing His Wife

A drug-addicted man in Iran has been sentenced to over 30 years in prison for imprisoning and torturing his wife and children, according to the woman’s female lawyer.
sharbat gul

Not All Women Have the Eyes of “Afghan Girl”

A female member of Afghanistan’s Parliament has talked about the problems of women, refugees and the presence of foreign troops in her country.
Women-Saudi Arabia

Two Saudi Women Sentenced to 20 Lashes for Using ‘Obscene Words’ on WhatsApp

Two Saudi women were sentenced to 10 days in prison and 20 lashes for using "impermissible expressions" in their WhatsApp conversation.

Saudi Newspaper Provokes Anger after Insulting Iraqi Women

A Saudi newspaper caused uproar in the Muslim world on Sunday after publishing a fabricated report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) viewed as fuelling sectarian tensions.
Women safety

Women’s Safety Conference to Be Held in Iran

"Women's Safety, Global Peace, and Prosperity" Conference is scheduled to be held in northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad next week.
Sara Abdolmaleki

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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