Women’s Rights

Iranian Teens Arrested for Gathering and Wearing an ‘Unsuitable Hijab’

Following the public release of a video showing a playful gathering of young people on one of Shiraz’s main streets, the city’s governor declared that ten persons had been detained in conn...

‘Improper’ Hijab on Statue Sparks Upset

According to reports, the statue, which was recently put in one of Gorgan’s streets in Iran, has been removed for some repairs and will be reinstalled with some adjustments soon. Some defenders ...

Horrific death shocks the world & reignites the debate over violence against women

Mona Heydari, an Iranian girl, was brutally murdered in early February, shocking the world. After beheading his 17-year-old wife, Sajjad Heydari displayed her severed head through the streets of Ahvaz...

Women from the viewpoint of Quran

One of the distinguishing characteristics of international law at the dawn of the twenty-first century is its tremendous advancement in the sphere of women’s human rights. One of the reasons is ...

Women Banned From Riding Bicycles in Iran

The ubiquity of cycling is one of the reasons for less pollution in the air and less traffic. Many people take up cycling and use it to go large distances. Among the cyclists are a large number of wom...

Iranian Police Arrest Woman for Improper Hijab

The posting of a video depicting the inhumane treatment of a girl by Iranian police has sparked a social media storm. The video shows the woman being arrested, as police used a hook and tools for hunt...

The Taliban, Afghan women’s worst nightmare

The world was stunned by the Taliban’s quick conquest of Afghanistan. Afghan citizens’ concerns and disappointments, particularly among women and girls, are indescribable. They fear being ...

Honor Killings in Iran

A father stabbed his 16-year-old daughter many times in an honor killing in Iran. The murder of this teenage girl, whose identity was announced as Shakiba Bakhtiar, occurred on Sunday, July 4th, accor...