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Iranian Women News

Women in modern Iran remain a pressing and important topic, and are covered here with relevant news, reports and opinion from across many fields.

Iran’s Only Woman Magician Shining among 2,000 Male Conjurers

Iran’s Only Woman Magician Shining among 2,000 Male Conjurers

The 32-year-old Sayeh Rahmati is the only woman conjurer in Iran at the moment. What has made her even more special is that she deliberately reveals her tricks in order to counter superstition.
Iranian Teacher Launches Libraries by Selling Waste Paper

Iranian Teacher Launches Libraries by Selling Waste Paper

An Iranian woman has launched several libraries using the money she made from collecting waste papers across the port city of Bandar Anzali in northern Iran. She is now running six libraries just one and a half years through this initiative.

Pateh-Sewing; Folk Art of Women in Iran’s Kerman

Pateh is one of the most common and unique needlework arts in the Iranian province of Kerman.

Selfless Woman Wins Iran’s Top Midwife Award

Golnar Lorestani Rad, an Iranian midwife who offered medical services to pregnant women in flood-hit areas, has been chosen as the top midwife of Iran.

Paris Hosting ‘Iran Photo (Inside & Outside)’ Exhibition

The French capital of Paris is hosting the second edition of an Iranian photography exhibition called Iran Photo (inside & outside) which offers a nuanced view of Iran, one that reveals the complex changes that the country has experienced over the last four decades.

Son Covers Street in Tehran with 200,000 Tulips in Mother’s Memory

An Iranian man annually plants thousands of tulip flowers on the edge of the pavement of Zarafshan Street in Tehran as a memorial to his late mother.

Iran’s First Female Weightlifter Talks of Breaking Taboos

Although weightlifting has always been one of Iran's medal-winning fields in the Olympic Games and Asian Games, almost all Iranians consider this as a male-dominated sport. But now the taboo is being broken.

‘Bakers Battalion’ Making Bread for Flood-Hit Iranians

A group of Iranian female bakers from the city of Khanuk in Kerman Province, southern Iran, have baked 3,000 local breads to send to flood-stricken areas of the country.

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Prominent Master of Folk Art, Dies

Famous Iranian artist and traditional folk art collector Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has died at the age of 97.

Iran Working on Bill to Let Mothers Pass Their Nationality to Children

A bill has been presented to the Iranian parliament that would enable Iranian mothers to pass their nationality to their children.

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