Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Raisi: Islamic Revolution’s view rejects western approach

The Iranian president says the West has always used the issue of women’s rights as a lever to pressure independent countries.

Maryam Talaee; the top motorcyclist of the Austrian Rally 2023

Maryam Talaee was introduced as the best motorcyclist of the 2023 Austrian Rally by the International Federative Association of Historic Automobile Clubs (FIVA).

Female spectators now allowed to attend stadiums in Iran

Iranian female spectators can now cheer on their favorite team alongside male fans at stadiums.

Iranian daily attacks Raisi administration’s proposed hijab law

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.

Female Iranian Weightlifters preparing for high-profile contests

The camp of the Iranian Women's Weightlifting Team is underway in the capital Tehran.

Iran daily warns govt. about risk of new tensions over mandatory Hijab laws

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 girls’ basketball team vice-champion at U16 Asian championship

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.

In drill, Iranian female pilot flies in ultra-light VL3 jet over Tehran

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.

Official: Iran security body approves motion to let women into football stadiums

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has approved the entry of women into football stadiums.

Iran’s female taekwondo athlete wins gold medal at World Championships

Iranian female athlete Nahid Kiani has made history by grabbing the gold medal at the 2023 Taekwondo World Championships held in Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.

Iran runners-up at IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s Asia

The Iranian women's ice hockey team won the vice-champion title of the 2023 Asian championships in Thailand after conceding defeat against the host.

Two renowned Iranian actresses sued for not wearing head veil at public event

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 has first female sea captain  

An Iranian woman, who previously grabbed the attention of media and state officials as the first female seafarer of Iran, has made history this time around after being promoted to the rank of naval captain.

Iranian minister: Officials examining if women can be allowed to watch Tehran Derby at stadium

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.

Former Iranian official criticizes proposed heavy fine for hijab rule violation 

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).

1st International Congress of Influential Women

The 1st International Congress of Influential Women was inaugurated on Friday morning in Tehran with a speech by Iranian Vice President for Women’s Affairs.

Leader: Stage must be set for women to join Iran’s decision-making bodies

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.

Iranian universities ready to admit Afghan students after Taliban ban

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.

Iran’s Kurash lady crowned world’s best female player of year

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.

Iran: US-led resolution to cancel UN body membership political move

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.

Iran rights body rejects anti-women accusations

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.

Iran’s future on UN women’s rights body to be decided within days: Diplomats

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.

Industrial rope access: A job between air and ground

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 attend football match in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium

Women in Iran for the first time bought tickets to watch a national football match between two soccer clubs at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

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