The latest news and views about women and their rights
The Iranian president says the West has always used the issue of women’s rights as a lever to pressure independent countries.
Maryam Talaee was introduced as the best motorcyclist of the 2023 Austrian Rally by the International Federative Association of Historic Automobile Clubs (FIVA).
Iranian female spectators can now cheer on their favorite team alongside male fans at stadiums.
An Iranian daily has censured a motion prepared by the President Ebrahim Raisi administration to fine women who don’t wear their hijab properly or to close down businesses that offer goods and services to those women.
The camp of the Iranian Women's Weightlifting Team is underway in the capital Tehran.
An Iranian daily criticizes what it calls the return of “verbal and physical violence” to the society over the enforcement of Islamic dress code laws, warning of renewed unrest in the country over the matter.
Iranian women's national under-16 basketball team became vice-champion of Asia for the first time in the history of its presence at Asian women's basketball competitions.
Footage emerges of an Iranian female pilot flying in an ultra-light VL3 airplane for a first time as part of a drill in the skies over the capital, Tehran.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has approved the entry of women into football stadiums.
Iranian female athlete Nahid Kiani has made history by grabbing the gold medal at the 2023 Taekwondo World Championships held in Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.
A report says renowned Iranian actresses Fatemeh Mo’tamed-Ariya and Afsaneh Baygan face judicial action for not covering their hair at a public event, required under Iran's dress code.
Iran Intelligence Ministry: Poisonings at schools not caused by toxic agents, escalated after riots abated
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has issued a detailed statement about the recent poisoning incidents at a number of schools in the country saying they were not caused by toxic agents.
Iran’s minister of sports and youth says authorities are examining if it’s possible to let women into Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch the Tehran Derby between Esteghlal FC and Persepolis FC on Sunday.
Iran’s former communications minister has criticized a parliamentary motion which would impose a fine of up to 3 billion tomans (roughly 60 thousand dollars) for women’s failure to observe the Islamic veil (hijab).
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the ground should be paved for a more active participation of Iranian women in different ranks of the country’s decision-making sectors.
Three gender-specific universities in Iran have expressed readiness to enroll hundreds of Afghan women after the Taliban barred female students from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan.
Iranian Kurash player Fatemeh Barmaki has been crowned as the world’s best female athlete of the year 2022 in her sports category by the International Kurash Federation.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani strongly condemned the approval of a resolution drafted by the United States to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). He described the move as political without legal basis.
The High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran has issued a statement in reaction to a “meddlesome communique” by foreign ministers of the US and its allies, condemning “unfounded allegations” against Tehran on the rights of Iranian women.
A US push for Iran to be removed from a UN women's body will be voted on Dec. 14, diplomats say. Tehran says Western countries lack the competence to decide about the issues pertaining to human rights in Iran.
Pegah Farajian, 42, is an Iranian business management expert. She used to serve as an employee at a private firm for 10 years, and when she decided to change her occupation, she went for a job that she loved and was close to her favorite sports field.
Women in Iran for the first time bought tickets to watch a national football match between two soccer clubs at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.