The report suggests that at least 40 women are imprisoned on political, ideological and security charges in a number
Brazil's national volleyball team beat Iran 3-2 at Tehran's Azadi stadium June 15 in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World
(WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I
Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r
A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
A constitutional body in Iran has ruled that women cannot run in presidential elections scheduled for June 14.
Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.
A women's unit is being created for Iran's riot police, Brigadier General Hassan Karami told the country's semi-offic
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The Iranian government and police have begun positioning women as watch guards at female prisons across the country a
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi issued a letter to the United Nations Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet,
Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min
The impact of Iranian doctrines in the region is apparent throughout history.
Iranian authorities allegedly lifted the death sentence imposed on Kurdish woman activist Zeyneb Jalalian.
For years, a Bay Area couple had been trying to publicize the danger that dissidents from their native Iran faced at
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
This week Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new, stricter sanction
A number of Iranian and Egyptian women experts and officials have held a meeting to discuss developments in the Middl
More than 500 Iranian women's rights activists and their supporters have issued a statement calling on authorities to
Iran has released two prominent cultural figures from jail following intense criticism of its crackdown against artis
The Iranian government has announced it will not allow a United Nations special rapporteur into the country.
Tehran's prosecution service on Monday confirmed the arrest of Pagah Ahangarani, a reporter, actress and film-maker w
Human rights activists have raised serious concerns about a lawyer who fell foul of Iran's Islamic regime for highlig
As arbitrary arrests continue in Iran, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton released a statement on 5 July condemn
Two Iranian activists have been arrested as a group of political prisoners ended a hunger strike protesting the death
Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition ac
An Iranian photojournalist and women's rights activist who campaigned for female football fans to be allowed to enter
In an annual survey known as the Rule of Law Index, issued by the World Justice Project, Iran ranks last out of 66 na
The controversial death of Dr. Ms. Haleh Sahabi is coming under international scrutiny as the U.S.
The commander of the regime's suppressive police force spoke about intensifying actions against what he called &ldquo
Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and four human rights organizations have jointly called on the UN Human Rights Coun
Female political prisoners in the quarantine section of Iran's Evin Prison have issued a letter for Iranian Women's D
Iran was reelected to a seat on a UN commission on population and development Thursday, drawing an angry reaction fro
Nothing is more telling about a society than its views of itself especially those of its youth who carry the burden o
Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women's rights activists, the Internati
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran's Islamic system has made g
Ameneh Bahrami has been waiting a long time for the justice she seeks.