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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.

Why Was Iran’s Rank in WEF Gender Gap Report Surprisingly Low?

An Iranian official has explained reasons why Iran’s rank in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 report on gender inequality is surprisingly low, blaming it on a combination of statistical and economic factors, among others.

Female-Only Carmen Opera to be Performed in Iran’s Capital

The Carmen opera involving women actors is to be performed for Female audience at a Tehran theatre for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution

Iran’s First Female Judge Talks of Her Experiences

An Iranian woman, who had been appointed as the country’s first female judge, believes that women’s sensitivity can help them in many cases despite the popular belief that women cannot judge because of their sensitive nature.

Extremists Set Fire to Saudi Woman’s Vehicle

A group of extremists in Saudi Arabia, outraged by a royal decision to allow women to drive, have set fire to a woman’s car in the second such incident.

‘Cinema Great Chance to Give True Image of Women in Iran’

Elena Subirà i Roca, the head of cultural affairs and planning at a documentary film festival in Spain’s Barcelona, says cinema is the best means for letting the world know about the wide range of women’s activities in the Iranian society.

Married Girls Not Expelled from Day Schools in Iran Anymore

Day schools in Iran used to expel married students and send them to boarding schools on the pretext that they would give their classmates early awareness of marital matters, but the expulsions are going to stop.

Oldest Iranian Woman Dies at 140

Gholi Papi, the oldest Iranian woman and perhaps the oldest human in the world, have passed away at 140.

Two Iranian Women to Judge European Futsal Games

For the first time in Iran’s futsal history, two Iranian women futsal judges are appointed to judge the European Women's Futsal Cup, chairman of the Football Federation Refereeing Department, Davood Rafati, announced here on Monday.

Visually Challenged Artist Creates Fascinating Paintings

A visually challenged Iranian woman has put on show dozens of her amazing paintings at an exhibition in Tehran.
Bahraini Women

‘1,000 Bahraini Women Activists behind Bars’

Around 1,000 freedom-seeking Bahraini women are behind bars in the Al-Khalifa regime’s prisons, the country’s main opposition party announced.

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