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Report: Proposed Laws Could Restrict Women’s Reproductive and Divorce Rights

Two proposed laws could restrict women’s reproductive rights in Iran, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Tags: Women, Reports

New Amnesty Report:Students Expelled, Jailed

            Iran’s higher education institutions no longer enjoy any meaningful degree of academic freedom, according to a wide-rangi

Iranian Women Flaunt Hijab on Facebook

            Since May 1, hundreds of women have flaunted Iran’s tough Islamic laws by posting their pictures without a hijab, or veil, o

State Dept: 2013 Human Rights Report on Iran

            On February 27, the State Department released its annual country reports on human rights practices.

Poll: Iranians Prioritize Jobs and Political Reform

           Iranians want their government to focus on the economy and political reforms this year, according to a newly released Zogby Research

Report: Gender Gap Widening

            Iran has one of the worst records on gender gap, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

UN Report: Deepening Human Rights Crisis

            On October 22, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran released a new report on violations in the Islamic Republic.

Rouhani Tweets: Women, Egypt, Econ & Sport

      During his first month in office, President Hassan Rouhani&

Latest on the Race: Debate on Culture, Women

Garrett Nada           

Supreme Leader on Women

      The West has committed an “unforg

Tags: Islam, West, Women

Cartoonists Sketch Human Rights Abuses

            A new book on political cartoons confronts the most sensitive issues in Iran ― including censorship, electoral fraud, torture and

Khamenei Comments II: Islam’s Rules on Sports

            Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told athletes that they play a valuable role in promoting Iran’s values abroad and

U.N. Stats: Iran’s Gender Gap

            A new U.N.

U.S. Condemns Iran’s New Education Policy

On August 21, State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued the following statement condemning Iran’s new education policy.

Iran Curtails Female Education

Haleh Esfandiari 

Iran Curtails Female Education

Haleh Esfandiari 

Iran in U.N. Human Development Report

The following are some key statistics on development in Iran from the 2011 Human Development Report that was published on Nov.

Women Struggle in Parliament

Interview with Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Women Struggle in Parliament

Interview with Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Iran’s Women Two Years after the Uprising

Interview with Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh

Semira N. Nikou

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