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We Won’t Be Silenced: Women’s Demands in Three Episodes

What does March 8 mean for Iranian women? What is their share of the decades of struggle by women’s rights activists for equality? What are the problems and demands of those who live in large and small cities, in villages and more closed communities? » read more

Football official notes foreign women are allowed in stadiums

The head of Iran’s Football Federation says there are no restrictions that keep foreign women from entering football stadiums in Iran. Ali Kafashian’s statement comes after FIFA chief Sepp Batter urged Iran to drop all restrictions on female spectators. » read more

FIFA chief criticizes Iran for barring women from sports matches

The head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has spoken out against banning women from sports stadiums, urging Iran to end the prohibition of women from entering sports venues. » read more

Labour minister decries women’s inequality in the workforce

Iran’s labour minister says women’s rights in the workplace are not being fully observed and they are now being hired at lower wages compared to men. » read more

Iran announces plan to accommodate female fans in sports facilities

The Iranian Ministry of Sports has reacted to public pressure and announced it has plans to designate a section of stadiums to female spectators. » read more

Up to a year in jail for woman detained at volleyball match

Ghoncheh Qavami, one of the women who demanded entrance to a stadium to watch a volleyball game, has been sentenced to one year in jail for “propaganda against the regime.” » read more

Two female prisoners in legal limbo intensify hunger strike

Ghoncheh Qavami and Atena Faghdani, two Iranian political prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past 11 days, are now also refusing water. » read more

Jailed activist in legal limbo starts hunger strike

Iranian activist Ghoncheh Qavami has begun a hunger strike after 100 days in jail in protest to her undetermined state in Evin Prison. » read more

Activists rally around jailed female volleyball fan

Three hundred Iranian political and cultural activists have written to President Hassan Rohani, drawing attention to the dismal situation of Ghoncheh Qavami in Evin Prison and urging the government to respect her citizen’s rights and facilitate her release. » read more

Activists urge volleyball group to support Iran’s female fans

More than 130 women’s rights activists have written an open letter to the head of the International Federation of Volleyball demanding support for the right of women to watch volleyball matches in stadiums. » read more