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Managing Editor of Banned Women’s Publication Hopes for Reversal of Decision

Shahla SherkatIranhumanrights.org - Iran's Press Oversight Committee has decided to suspend publication of Iran's premier women's magazine, Zanan-e Emrooz [Today's Women], and forward its case for prosecution to the Iranian Judiciary.

Worsening Conditions for Women in Iran Begin to Draw Attention

14931_842Iranhumanrights.org - Rouhani and Other Administration Officials Speak Out against Discrimination

U.S. Slams Iran's Record On Women's Rights

iran-women3RFL/RE - The United States has criticized Iran's record on women's rights at a United Nations body.

Iranian women not allowed to attend sports events: Official

 

PayvandNews - Just a few hours after Deputy Sports Minister Abdolhamid Ahmadi said that female fans have been allowed to attend sporting events, an Interior Ministry official denied any plan has been confirmed so far.

Azadeh Namdari: The Image of Domestic Violence

Roozonline - On a television network where saying "I love" is a taboo and the total number of times it has been said in the entire life of the Islamic republic amounts to a handful, sometime back on a live broadcast from network 3 television, a young couple spoke of love and the groom read out a love poem for his bride.

Ghoncheh Ghavami: Charges dropped - but volleyball Briton must stay

independent.co.uk - A British-Iranian woman who was jailed for attending a volleyball match in Tehran has had all further charges against her dropped but is barred from leaving Iran until late next year.

When singing is a revolutionary act: the women challenging Iran's fear of female creativity

Sara Najafi (centre-right) organises a controversial concert in Iran.newstatesman.com - No Land's Song, a new documentary by Ayat Najafi, follows her sister Sara's fight to put on a revolutionary concert.

Challenging Iran's women's rights narrative

CNN - Earlier this month, Shahindokht Molaverdi, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, led an official delegation to the United Nations in New York to attend the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. In her March 11 speech to the commission, Molaverdi said that "the Islamic Republic of Iran has always had the empowerment of women and improving their status...on its agenda."

Do female musicians have a future in Iran?

gramophone - One night in 2013, women sang in public in Iran for the first time in 34 years – will it prove the start of something?

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