When Shahrzad Kariman finally saw her imprisoned daughter Shiva Nazar Ahari earlier this month, it was for a brief mo
Iranian authorities have suspended the execution by stoning of a woman convicted of adultery, the Foreign Ministry sa
The White House was quick to deny a Financial Times report two weeks ago that U.S.
The US government needs to strengthen its protection of people in immigration detention to prevent sexual abuse and t
A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.
Two Iranian rights activists arrested on their way to the funeral of a senior dissident cleric last year have won int
Kaleme website reports that Rahnavard has called on the parliament to leave the evaluation of this bill of law to a &
The Majlis is mulling over a major plan to provide greater security for women, MP Zohreh Elahian announced recently.
A prominent human rights group has expressed "grave concerns" that Iran will soon execute a women sentenced
Facing arrest, her lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, fled to Norway via Turkey, where he was briefly detained.
Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman on Wednesday night in which Saki
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was convicted in May 2006 of having an "illicit relationship" with two men, and
An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning says Tehran is trying to confuse the media so it can execute her in se
Women in Iran have resisted attempts by the Islamic theocratic regime to render them second-class citizens following
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the woman whose sentence of death by stoning triggered an international
Mohamed Mostafaei was detained in Turkey because of passport problems but can apply for asylum if he wants to, the ag
This report explores the role of UNSCR 1325 in establishing a constructive, threat-free atmosphere among Iranian poli
In a room thousands of miles from her prison cell in northeastern Iran, the fear that has gripped Sakineh Mohammadi A
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing
"Today I was again contacted after being interrogated, I was summoned through a telephone call.
In London, campaigners protested against "medievalism and barbarity" Hundreds of people have held rallies a
On a cold winter day, Iranian women's rights activist and journalist Fariba Davoodi Mohajer made an about-face: Havin
Over the past weeks Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been highlighting the plight of t
Addressing a meeting of the Community of Democracies in Krakow, Poland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of t
Iran needs to take all feasible precautions to spare civilians at risk of serious harm from artillery bombardment and
Iran might not send its girls' soccer team to the Youth Olympics in Singapore next month because of a dispute over th
It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the U.N.
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by reliable sources of the imminent execution of Ms.
The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt plans to execute Zeynab Jalalian and other Kurdish dissidents, Human Ri
When Iranian girls go out these days, their friends warn them they face trouble if they are wearing makeup or are fas
Bank Melli, one of Iran's biggest retail banks, opened the country's first women-only bank branch on Monday in Mashha
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist and prominent human rights activist, was arrested on June 10th by Intelligenc
The struggle for human rights and gender equality continues in Iran as we mark the one-year anniversary of the demons
Shadi Sadr, a renowned Iranian human rights lawyer, women's rights activist and member of Women Living Under Muslim L
It might be hard to imagine that a woman's attendance at a university would be contingent upon the way she dresses.
Iran has sentenced in absentia award-winning women's rights activist Shadi Sadr and another fellow activist to jail a
Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-y
Iranian women have pushed the battle for equal rights online even as security forces aggressively monitor the Interne
In front of a theatre filled with college and high school students, community members, and representatives from Lone
Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e
Gender Related Excerpts from II Conclusions and/or Recommendations:
In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex en
In the first part of my research-based article on titled 'Iran: Clerics or pimps', readers must have already learnt a
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a group of women who were beaten and arrested duri
Numerous women's rights campaigners, female journalists and relatives are being arrested and persecuted as authoritie