The Huffington Post - The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is meeting this month at its annual session to grade governments on their treatment of their civilians. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said at the opening in Geneva: "While the past twenty years have seen extraordinary progress, we should never forget that there have been those who have been left behind." She underscored that while significant milestones have been achieved in regards to women's rights, women all across the globe continue to suffer deeply from violence and persecution.
RFE/RL - A senior Iranian lawmaker has announced the cancellation of controversial new legal measures that would have imposed new travel restrictions on Iranian women.
Shahrzadnews - According to the latest figures, the number of Iran’s young widows is on the increase, thanks in part to the widespread practice of marrying female children to much older men. The Ghanoon website says figures released by Iran’s national statistics office indicate that 12,088 people under 20 married in the first quarter of the current Persian year. Most of the brides are believed to be under 15, the main victims of the cultural and economic poverty of their families.
- 70% of Iran’s domestic violence goes unreported
- Iran: Release human rights lawyer for good
- Furlough Extension Was Denied, Nasrin Sotoudeh Is Back In Prison
- Lawyer and Women’s Rights Activist Hopes Discriminatory Passport Law Does Not Pass
- Continuing the prevention of Mousavi and Rahnavard to contact their children
- Watchdog group: Iran to jail protest leader
- Iranian single women might need father's permission to go abroad
- Iranian parliament seeks to force early retirement on female civil servants
- Prisoner Raheleh Zakayi transferred from Evin to Gharchak prison in Varamin
- The Women's Ward for Prisoners of Conscience in Mashhad, Iran
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