Iranian Women Rights

A Long Battle for Rights Waged by Iranian Women

Navid Felker 16 March 2019

by Navid  Felker

According to Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Harvard-educated Iranian-American political scientist and president of the International American Council, “For almost 90 years, Iranian women have struggled under the Pahlavis and the mullahs and have protested against their subjugation, dehumanization and suppression.”

Iranian women on International Women’s Day

Considering Iranian Women on International Women's Day

Navid Felker 08 March 2019

by Navid  Felker

On International Women’s Day, on March 8, is it important to look at the misogynistic treatment of women under the Iranian Regime and to listen to Iranian women when they call out for regime change.

Since day one of this regime, the mullahs have eradicated women’s rights and their role in society, even under the supposed reformist presidents like Hassan Rouhani. Supposed moderate President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani even laid out in a prayer sermon that men were smarter, braver, and less emotional than women.

Show Solidarity with repressed 'Iranian Sisters’

Show Solidarity With Repressed 'Iranian Sisters'

Navid Felker 27 February 2019

By Navid  Felker

The ongoing nationwide protests that have become an almost daily feature of Iranian life in most cities and towns for the past 14 months are often led by women. Female teachers, medical staff, students, factory workers, and pensioners are demanding an end to corruption, discrimination, and repression, as well as the regime's military adventurism across the Middle East.

Two female Azerbaijani Turkic activists

Iran: Azerbaijani Activists Allegedly Tortured by Intelligence Agents

Staff Writer 05 November 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Two female Azerbaijani Turkic activists have allegedly been attacked by Ministry of Intelligence agents in an effort to extract false confessions. One is now in the hospital with broken teeth and injured fingers.

Nasim Sadeghi and Hakimeh Ahmadi were arrested in late October by Ministry of Intelligence agents, and were given no reason for their arrests, said sources close to the women. It has also been reported that the pair were severely beaten.

Ahmadi’s husband Gholamreza Ghorbani said that Hakimeh is hospitalized at the Tabriz Army Hospital. Intelligence Ministry agents have demanded that he pay for her hospital treatment fees.

Civil Rights Activist

Civil Rights Activist, Has Disappeared After Arrest by Iran’s Security Forces

Staff Writer 14 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

After security forces arrested her on August 1st, no information has been available regarding the whereabouts of civil rights activist Negisa Shahbazi.

She was arrested after the Iranian regime's security forces raided her residence, and according to her family, no information has yet been made available.

Negisa Shahbazi is an electrical engineer by profession, and she is also an active supporter of civil rights in Iran. She is also a member of the Cower mountain climbing team in Ilam, who played a major role in extinguishing the recent fires on Kabir Kuh — one of the long ranges of the Zagros Mountains near the border of Lurestan and Ilam Provinces in Ilam province, Iran. She was sharp in her criticism of the Iranian government for their inaction in dealing with the fires.

Iranian Regime Cracking Down on Mal-Veiled Women, Promising Punishments and Judicial Cases

30 June 2017

Earlier this week, an Iranian regime prosecutor said that serious punishments would be handed out to women who are not properly veiled. 

The prosecutor of the Mazandaran province in the northern part of the country, Assadollah Ja’fari, said that women are forbidden from unveiling in their car and if they are found to do so their vehicle will be seized and a judicial case would be opened.

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