Archive for Women & Kids

Iranian Women Attend Football Match in Major Challenge to Stadium Ban, But Discriminatory Restrictions Persist

October 9, 2019 – Nearly four decades after women were banned from sports stadiums in Iran, a few thousand tickets were sold to female fans ahead of an October 10, 2019, World Cup qualifier match between the Iranian and Cambodian national teams.

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Arrests, Prison Sentences Fail to Stem Growing Public Opposition to Iran’s Mandatory Hijab Law

At Least 12 People Sentenced to Prison Since January 2018

August 19, 2019 – Mounting arrests and prison sentences have not enabled Iran’s government to achieve broad public compliance with the country’s mandatory hijab law, or stem growing protests against it.

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Overlooked No More: Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian Poet Who Broke Barriers of Sex and Society

An author unafraid to defy midcentury attitudes about her gender. “What is important is humanity,” she said, “not being a man or a woman.”

Forough Farrokhzad near Tehran circa 1966. She was one of Iran’s pre-eminent mid-20th-century writers, both reviled and revered for her poems. Ebrahim Golestan

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times.

Jan. 30, 2019, The New York Times, By Amir-Hussein Radjy, 

When a radio interviewer suggested to the Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad that her verses could be characterized as “feminine,” she rejected the notion.

“What is important is humanity, not being a man or a woman,” she said. “If a poem can get to that point, it is no longer connected with its creator but with a world of poetry.”

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Jailed mother begins hunger strike as husband says she was ‘pushed to spy for Iran’

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January 14, 2019-  CNN – By Sheena McKenzie, London (CNN)A British-Iranian woman who has been jailed in Iran since 2016 began a hunger strike Monday in a desperate attempt to receive medical treatment, as her husband said that prison guards had asked her to spy on the UK in return for her freedom.

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British-Iranian woman’s health deteriorates in Iran prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –Jan 14,2019, ABC News -By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS-   The head of the Thomson Reuters Foundation said Monday she’s “sincerely worried” about a detained British-Iranian national going on hunger strike to protest her treatment in the Islamic Republic.

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Iran should realise jailing Nazanin Zaghari‑Ratcliffe harms its security

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is not alone, figuratively at least. Her incarceration is part of Iran’s wider war on women’s rights.’ Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It is Tehran’s hardline clerics who are endangering the nation, not innocents languishing in the nation’s jails

Jan.11.2019 . Guardian – Simon Tisdall –  

Iran’s merciless persecution of Nazanin Zaghari‑Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British woman held in Tehran’s Evin prison on spurious charges of spying, is deeply disturbing. What possible purpose was served by the airing this week on state television of a video showing her arrest in April 2016, as she prepared to board a plane to London?

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Video of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s arrest shown on Iranian state TV

Broadcast comes as part of documentary accusing UK of trying to infiltrate Iran through BBC Persian channel

2019-01-09 -The Guardian – Iranian state TV has for the first time broadcast images of the April 2016 arrest of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe at Tehran airport.

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Parliament Rejects Motion To Ban Marriage Of Girls Under Thirteen

2018-12-25 – Radio Farda- A parliamentary motion banning child marriage in Iran has been rejected by Majles (parliament), an MP reported.

A member of women’s faction in the Islamic Republic’s parliament, Tayyebeh Seyavoshi says, “The Legal and Judicial Commission of Majles has rejected a parliamentary motion that proposed a ban on allowing under thirteen-year-old girls to marry.”

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Christmas Island asylum seeker children still waiting for release into community

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

January 22, 2015 -The Sydney Morning Herald- Children who were promised to be moved off Christmas Island and into the community by former immigration minister Scott Morrison remain in a Darwin immigration facility.
The 94 children and 100 family members are being held in the Blaydin Point Alternative Place of Detention in Darwin, where they have been held since late December.

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Woman Hanged In Iran For Killing Alleged Rapist Sent Her Family A Chilling Message

Reyhaneh Jabbari

10-27-2014-Huffingtonpost- An Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday despite international pleas for clemency left her family a heartbreaking message several months before her death.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged on Saturday morning in Tehran’s Evin prison after spending five years on death row for the 2007 murder of a man she said had tried to rape her.

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