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  The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. ILNA reports that Shahindokht Molaverdi said in a report that...

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The election of the first Baluchi woman last week as the mayor of Kalat, a city in the south of Iran, was an unprecedented event in one of the most underprivileged and conservative provinces in Iran...
Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, who was elected mayor by the Kalat city council, is an engineer and has a master’s degree in natural resources management from the Islamic Azad University Science and Research...

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Despairing news from Iran... Nina Siahkali Moradi, 27, was barred from taking up her seat in Qazvin by the conservative electoral review board. An electoral candidate who won a place on a city...
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This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The...

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Judicial authorities in Iran have sentenced two women activists who participated in a peaceful protest against discriminatory laws in June 2006 to more than 30 months in jail and ten lashes. To read...

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A spokesperson for Iran's judiciary announced yesterday that three Iranian-Americans, including academic and women's rights advocate Haleh Esfandiari, have been formally charged with endangering...

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Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women's rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking image captured during Iranian Foreign Minister...
The first female candidate was registered for the upcoming presidential election in Iran, the Fars News Agency reported. Razieh Omidvar, 46, has submitted her registration to the election...

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Four women activists were arrested in Iran while collecting signitures for the campaign demanding changes in the discriminatory laws against women. For more information, please visit http://www....
Some of the detained Iranian human rights activists were released on the International Women's Day. However, three women activists are still remaining in jail as reported by the Middle East Times.
Iran has sentenced a women's rights activist to flogging and almost three years in jail for taking part in a 2006 protest over "discriminatory" laws, the ILNA news agency reported Tuesday. To read...
The deputy head of Tehran's police Hossein Sadjedi-Nia warned that women "dressed up like models" with overly short mantos (coats), tight outer garments, and inadequate headscarves would face being...
Iran's conservative government is encouraging doctors and nurses to treat patients only of the same gender in a bid to bring healthcare in line with its Islamic laws. For more information, please...
Iran's former reformist president Mohammad Khatami Thursday vehemently denied breaking Islamic rules by shaking hands with women on a trip to Italy, amid growing condemnation from conservatives. For...
Regarding the three female nominees, he said that "their presence would boost the confidence of Iranian women" and vowed to provide grounds for more active participation of women in politics and...
A woman talks to journalists after registering as a candidate for President of Iran, despite a ban on such announcements by the Interior Ministry
Haghighatjoo, who holds a doctorate in psychology, served in the Iranian Parliament for four years beginning in 2000. After much gender discrimination and an arrest for criticizing the country’s...
The women behind the Million Signatures Campaign say that many of Iran's laws discriminate against women. An Iranian woman does not automatically confer citizenship on her children or spouse, and in...
Guardians Council Spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaii Saturday announced that presidential campaign will start on May 22 and will last for 20 days. Kadkhodaii reminded that only candidates whose...