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.

Iranian Woman Tourist Travels across World on Motorbike

The first Iranian woman tourist travelling on a motorcycle has entered Iran on the last leg of her globe-trotting adventure, which started two years ago.

Iran Parliament Adopts Motions to Support Women, Children

Iranian lawmakers have adopted a number of motions to further support and protect the rights of women and children in the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Welder Bravely Struggles for Her Life

In life, failures come easy, and success is hard won. However, the drive to work hard makes even the impossible possible. Such is the story of a young woman who made significant strides to realise her ambition of becoming a welder and eventually succeeded.

Brides in Northern Iran Receive Special Gifts in Ancient Ceremony

The big ceremony of giving gifts of Eid to newlywed women is an old tradition that has been practiced by Iranians since ancient times. The ceremony is mostly held on auspicious days and Eids, including Nowruz (Persian New Year), Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, etc., to give gifts to brides.

Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Iran Appoints Woman as Envoy to Finland

Parvin Farshchi has been appointed as Iran’s ambassador to Finland as the second female envoy in the history of the Islamic Republic.

Iran Finishes 4th at Int’l Brain Bee Contests

An ingenious Iranian girl has finished fourth at the 20th International Brain Bee (IBB) competitions held in the German capital, Berlin.

Acid Attack Victim Pushes for Law Banning Sale of Acid in Iran

An Iranian girl who has fallen victim to an acid attack is pushing for legislation that would ban the purchase and sale of acid to prevent further acid attacks in the future.

Iran, Sweden Share Experiences in Gender Mainstreaming

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs and the Swedish Institute recently co-organised an international workshop in Tehran to share their experiences in the field of gender mainstreaming.

Washtub; Ancient Musical Instrument Popular among Women in Northern Iran

The flat washtub is one of the simplest things that could be found in almost every house in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province. However, Iranian women in that region have long been using it as a musical instrument in wedding ceremonies and parties.

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