Amnesty International: Proposed Laws Reduce Iranian Women to ‘Baby Making Machines’


In response to new Iranian government provisions to ban contraceptions for women and voluntary sterilization programs, Amnesty International issued a statement that characterizes the new provision as strategy to “reduce Iranian women to baby making machines.” “The proposed laws… Read More

Persecution of Women, Religious and Ethnic Minorities Persists 

Dr. Shaheed

A new report from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran revealed troubling information regarding the condition of women, religious and ethnic minorities and LGBT groups in Iran. Despite existing laws and statements from… Read More

Female Musicians Increasingly Banned from Public Performances

According to a report from HRANA, Iran’s women are facing a new limitation in their freedom. According to reports, an increasing number of cities are banning female musicians from performing at concerts. This limitation not only deprives audiences… Read More

Newest Victim of Honor Killing Reported

Soheila Fatehi, a 21 year old young woman from Kamyaran region of Iran was allegedly killed by her own brother last week. According to a report from HRANA, Soheila’s murder was justified by “honor” related motifs, typically executed… Read More

Female Burn Victims Promised Full “Diyeh” (Blood Money)

The case of Shinabad burn victims is beginning to capture the attention of women’s rights and human rights activists. In December of 2012 in the Kurdish-populated region of Piranshahr an oil heater caught fire in a classroom at Shinabad… Read More

Female Volleyball Fan in Solitary Confinement

25 year old Iranian woman has spent 41 days in solitary confinement for attempting to watch the Iran-Italy volleyball tournament in June 2014.Ghonche Ghavami was arrested outside Azadi Stadium. She was one of the many Iranian women who attempted… Read More

Women’s Rights in Iran

Iran Says Take Off the Veil—and Be Raped


June 9, 2014 Source: By Shima Shahrabi for IranWire A Facebook campaign calling for women to remove their head scarves has infuriated Iran’s conservatives. Now they’re claiming on national TV that the instigator, Masih Alinejad, was gang-raped in London in… Read More

Save 26 year old Rayhaneh Jabbari from being hanged in Iran


Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran Reyhaneh Jabbari is at risk of imminent execution for having killed a member of the Iranian intelligence services, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a physician,… Read More