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Iranian Women Unemployment Rate at 43.4 Percent

women-employmentPayvandNews- Women's unemployment rate in the last eight years reached 43.4 percent, according to the latest report released by the Statistical Center of Iran, Sunday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily writes.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Executing "Iran's Mandela," Dissident Hero Ayatollah Boroujerdi - Now that the world's headlines are dominated by ISIS, and while Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is at the UN, the Iran is using these distractions to step up its executions, its mass-arrests of minorities, and now its execution of Ayatollah Boroujerdi -- that is if Iran, by again withholding crucial medical attention, does not passively execute him first.

UN Rights Chief Condemns IS Killing Of Women Activists In Iraq

un-human-rights-councilRFL/RE - UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has condemned the brutal killing of a female Iraqi rights defender by Islamic State (IS) militants, as well as the continuing sexual exploitation of hundreds of women in areas captured by the extremist group.

Activists rally around jailed female volleyball fan

Ghoncheh-Ghavami-010Radiozamaneh - 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.

Hijab patrols on Tehran streets quashed by officials

hijabRadiozamaneh - The 4,000-member Ansar-e Hezbollah patrols, which had announced their intention to confront any public noncompliance with Hijab (the Islamic dress code), will no longer hit the streets of Tehran due to resistance from the Security Forces.

Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

womens-rights-equalityRFL/RE - A newly launched women's monthly run by a prominent female editor has irked Iranian hard-liners, who have accused her of promoting "obsolete" feminist views and ideas that are un-Islamic.

Women's Right to Attend Sports Events at Centre of Iran's Culture Wars

Ghoncheh-Ghavami-010Huffingtonpost - A British-Iranian woman imprisoned In Tehran for attempting to watch a men's volleyball match is at the centre of Iran's cultural wars that constitute the backdrop to efforts to resolve problems with Iran's nuclear program and a struggle between reformists and conservatives in advance of parliamentary elections 18 months from now.

Gender Segregation Gains Momentum in Iran: Women Prohibited from More Jobs/

women-musiciansThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The accelerated efforts to  restrict women’s access to jobs, professions, and public venues continue in Iran. In the latest announcement, Colonel Khalil Helali, Head of the Public Buildings Office of the Iranian Police, said on August 30, 2014, that henceforth women are not allowed employment in coffee shops, coffee houses, and traditional Iranian restaurants.  No laws or reasons were cited as the basis for the decision to bar women from having such jobs.

Iran's supreme guide slams Western views on feminism

khamenei-womenAFP - Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Thursday slammed Western values which he said, unlike those in the Islamic republic, undermine feminism.

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