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Discrimination is Not Bad in Everything

woman-rohaniRoozonline - Women’s Issues in Iran

Actress: In Iran, my counterpart faces prison

pegah-ahangaraniCNN - At first blush, the biography of Iranian actress Pegah Ahangarani could read very much like my own. Ahangarani is a working actress who supports social causes in her time away from set.

President’s advisor speaks for women in leadership positions

ali-younesiRadio Zamaneh - Iranian president’s chief advisor in ethnic and religious minority affairs Ali Younesi said in a press conference on May 3 that there has been a historical oppression of women in the country and the Iranian administration and legislation is patriarchal.

Iran no defender of women's rights

reyhaneh-jabbariToronto Sun - Nope, it's not from a parody website. This is real news: "Iran wins seat on UN body that presses for women's rights." That's an actual headline from the Washington Times.

Iran Seeks To Offset Advancement Of Women In Medicine

female-doctorRFE/RL - "Parisa" is among the thousands of young women who have transformed the once male-dominated field of medicine in Iran. Whereas men made up 70 percent of the country's medical students and physicians about 20 years ago, women have reversed the situation to the point that women like Parisa -- who asks not to use her real name -- now account for 70 percent of Iran's medical students.

Khamenei, Rouhani clash on women’s role in society

khamenei-womenAl-Monitor - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have presented contrasting roles for women in society.

Women’s Unemployment Rate Rises Further

women-protestRoozonline - The latest figures published by the Iran Statistical Center indicate that the average rate of unemployment in 2013 for women had risen to be twice as high as those for men.  This increase in the ratio between men and women took place while the overall rate of unemployment in the country fell by 1.7 percent in the same year. Furthermore, the employment rate for men grew by 1.8 percent that year while that for women dropped by 1.3 percent.

Document - Iran: Iranian woman at risk of execution: Reyhaneh Jabbari

 

reyhaneh-jabbariAmnesty International - The death sentence of Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari has been sent to the Office of Implementation of Sentences in Tehran, Iran. Once death sentences have gone to this body, they may be carried out at any time.

Imprisoned Student Maryam Shafipour Refused Medical Treatment

maryam-shafi-pourThe International Campaing for Human Rights in Iran -  A source close to the family of imprisoned student activist Maryam Shafipour told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial authorities have refused the family’s repeated requests for her transfer to a hospital to seek treatment for heart, stomach, and dental problems that she developed in prison.

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