Women

All News about Iranian 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.

Sareh Javanmardi

Javanmardi Voted Best Female Athlete of Month

Sareh Javanmardi was voted by the public as the Best Female Athlete of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for September.
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Izadi Women Sold by ISIS on Online Messaging App

ISIS is selling Izadi girls and women on telegram and put them up for auction at prices around $7,000 to $7,500.
Football

Iran finishes vice champion at CAFA U-19 Women’s Cup

The Iranian national under-19 team has finished as the vice champion of the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) U-19 Women’s Cup in Uzbekistan.
BUHARI

Nigerian President under Fire for Saying His Wife ‘Belongs in Kitchen’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.
Polish Women

Thousands of Polish Women Stage ‘Black Monday’ Strikes to Protest Abortion Law

Thousands of Polish women dressed in black boycotted work and took to the streets in protest against a plan to ban abortions. Without half their...
Mirtaheri

Adventures of Iranian Woman Who Travelled the World Alone

Having visited over 50 countries, Iranian female world traveller believes that love, kindness and generosity are of utmost importance in travelling.
sareh-javanmardi

Javanmardi Wins Iran’s First Gold Medal at Rio Paralympic

Sareh Javanmardi claimed a gold medal at the women’s 10m air pistol SH1 event at the Paralympic Games on Friday.
Iran’s Volleyball Coach

I Wasn’t Forced into Wearing Hijab: Iran’s Volleyball Coach

Slovenian coach of Iranian national women volleyball team said that no one has forced her into observing Hijab.
Asia Ramezan Antar

‘Angelina Jolie’ of Kurdistan Killed in Fight against ISIS

One of the most renowned female Kurdish fighters, known as the Kurdish Angelina Jolie, was killed in fierce clashes with ISIS in Syrian border town of Jarabulus.
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Over 3m Saudi Women Don’t Have ID Cards

The Saudi government has announced that more than 3 million Saudi women, aged 15 and above, do not have national Identification Cards.