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.

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.
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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.

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’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.

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.

Iran President Appoints New Head for Cultural Heritage, Tourism Organization

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed a new vice president who will double as the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) as well.

VP Underlines Gender Equality in Iranian Society

Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs, has stressed the necessity for observing equality of men and women in obtaining social opportunities if the country is to develop evenly in all areas.

Saudi Arabia Deviated from True Islam, Acting against Islamic Teachings

A spokesperson for Muslim people in Greece believes that the violation of Muslims’ basic rights in Saudi Arabia and other policies adopted by Saudi rulers are adding fuel to global fire of Islamophobia.

Disguised as a Boy, Iranian Girl Sneaks into Football Stadium [:es]Una vez más una...

An Iranian girl, who attended a recent football match between Perspolis and Esteghlal Khuzestan, believes that girls’ presence among the fans can create a calm atmosphere in stadiums.  [:es]Una chica iraní asistió al estadio de futbol en Juzestán, a presenciar el partido de Perspolis y Esteghlal. Según ella la presencia femenina en los partidos, podría traer la calma en los estadios.

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