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.

KSA Reforms: Saudi Women Authorized to Issue Fatwas

Saudi Arabia has, in a fresh break with tradition, authorized women majoring in jurisprudence to issue fatwas.

World Wrestling Body Praises Iranian Female Wrestler

The United World Wrestling has hailed in a report the victory of Iranian Female Alysh Wrestler Zahra Yazdani in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Kurdish Lady to Be Appointed as Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister

Kurdish Lady to Be Appointed as Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister

Jila Sajjadi, a lady from the western city of Sanandaj in Iran’s Kurdistan province, is due to be appointed as the country’s Deputy Interior Minister and the Head of the Interior Ministry’s Applied Sciences and Technology Institution.
Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

A young Iranian girl disfigured in an acid attack back in 2014 has gotten married, sparking widespread positive reactions in Iran’s social media.
Fatemeh Eftekhari

‘Queen of Iran’s Skies’ Tells Story of Her Paragliding Career

Fatemeh Eftekhari, who has become known as the “Queen of Iran’s Skies”, is the first Iranian female pilot taking part in international competitions. She has great stories to tell about her success.
Iran Appoints 1st Female Manager of Gas Field Development Project

Iran Appoints 1st Female Manager of Gas Field Development Project

An Iranian woman has been appointed for the first time as the manager of a major gas field development project in the country.

Iran Proposes Formation of OIC’s Tech-Savvy Women Forum

Iran has called for the establishment of a forum comprising women from Muslim countries who have secured achievements in the field of technology.
Massoumeh Ebtekar

Iran Establishes Special Parliament for Women

A top Iranian official has underlined women’s key role in decision making processes, saying the formation of “Women’s Parliament” in Khorasan Razavi province is a significant change in this regard.
Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has finally allowed Iranian women to attend Asian and international competitions while observing the Islamic dress-code (Hijab).
Female Iranian Motocross Racer Wants to Be World Champion3

Female Iranian Motocross Racer Wants to Be World Champion

Having won the title of the only Women’s Race Championship held in Iran, Behnaz Shafiei is now the most prominent Iranian woman motorcyclist, but she still has bigger ambitions.

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