“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The report suggests that at least 40 women are imprisoned on political, ideological and security charges in a number
(WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I
Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi issued a letter to the United Nations Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet,
Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
Iran has released two prominent cultural figures from jail following intense criticism of its crackdown against artis
The Iranian government has announced it will not allow a United Nations special rapporteur into the country.
Tehran's prosecution service on Monday confirmed the arrest of Pagah Ahangarani, a reporter, actress and film-maker w
Human rights activists have raised serious concerns about a lawyer who fell foul of Iran's Islamic regime for highlig
As arbitrary arrests continue in Iran, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton released a statement on 5 July condemn
Two Iranian activists have been arrested as a group of political prisoners ended a hunger strike protesting the death
An Iranian photojournalist and women's rights activist who campaigned for female football fans to be allowed to enter
In an annual survey known as the Rule of Law Index, issued by the World Justice Project, Iran ranks last out of 66 na
The controversial death of Dr. Ms. Haleh Sahabi is coming under international scrutiny as the U.S.
Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and four human rights organizations have jointly called on the UN Human Rights Coun
Iran was reelected to a seat on a UN commission on population and development Thursday, drawing an angry reaction fro
Nothing is more telling about a society than its views of itself especially those of its youth who carry the burden o
Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women's rights activists, the Internati
Ameneh Bahrami has been waiting a long time for the justice she seeks.
Large numbers of Iranian schoolgirls staged a rally in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to protest at
Iranian women will take to the streets in a show of solidarity with Bahraini women who are continually falling victim
In remarks commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took
Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Ajorlu has criticized the United Nations for the approach it has adopted toward the plight o
Iranian Ambassador Mashallah Shakiri has said that Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has great role in women
Male and female students will be separated at a Tehran university in the upcoming academic year in the latest instanc
Iranian authorities have suspended the execution by stoning of a woman convicted of adultery, the Foreign Ministry sa
The White House was quick to deny a Financial Times report two weeks ago that U.S.
A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.
Women in Iran have resisted attempts by the Islamic theocratic regime to render them second-class citizens following
Mohamed Mostafaei was detained in Turkey because of passport problems but can apply for asylum if he wants to, the ag
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing
"Today I was again contacted after being interrogated, I was summoned through a telephone call.
On a cold winter day, Iranian women's rights activist and journalist Fariba Davoodi Mohajer made an about-face: Havin
Over the past weeks Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been highlighting the plight of t
Addressing a meeting of the Community of Democracies in Krakow, Poland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of t
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by reliable sources of the imminent execution of Ms.
The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt plans to execute Zeynab Jalalian and other Kurdish dissidents, Human Ri