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.

Homeyra Rigi

Female Iranian Governor Wears Traditional Costume

In all formal situations, the Governor of a city in Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran wears the region’s local costume.
Soheila Jelodarzadeh

MP Says Women’s Laws in Iran Are Inadequate

Iran’s laws fail to sufficiently protect women’s rights in family issues including marriage and divorce, said an Iranian lawmaker.

Iranian Vice-President Slams Violence against Women

Shahindokht Molaverdi, Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs, says violence against women amounts to the violation of human rights, and should be stopped in Iran.

Yemeni Mother Loses 5 Children in Saudi Airstrikes

The airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition have killed an elderly Yemeni woman’s five children in the ongoing war against the poor Arab nation.

Iran’s Proposal for Muslim Women’s Singlet Accepted by United World Wrestling

The United World Wrestling has accepted the proposal submitted by Iran’s Wrestling Federation about a new style for female wrestlers.

Story of Afghan Woman Who Went from Refugee to Military Pilot

This is what happened to Safia Ferozi, the second Afghan female pilot, who was a refugee during her childhood.

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.

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.

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.

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