Women’s Rights

March 27, 2015

UN Keeps Pressure on Iran for its Rights Failures

UN Keeps Pressure on Iran for its Rights Failures Human Rights Monitoring Will Continue March 27, 2015—The United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to renew the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, signaling the international community’s continued concern over the state of human rights in Iran. The resolution to renew the mandate […]... read more
March 19, 2015

Children’s Rights Activist Charged with “Acting against National Security”

Children’s Rights Activist Charged with “Acting against National Security” Civil and children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has been formally charged, after six months of “temporary detention” in Evin Prison, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. ... read more
March 5, 2015

Vigilante Violence: The Acid Attacks against Women in Iran and the State’s Assault on Women’s Rights

Vigilante Violence: The Acid Attacks against Women in Iran and the State’s Assault on Women’s Rights March 6, 2015—The Iranian Parliament should immediately withdraw the pending Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, which explicitly calls for Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress), the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. This plan not only violates the rights of all Iranian women, it also presents a clear and present danger to their continued safety.... read more
March 5, 2015

Activist Ends Hunger Strike after Judge Agrees to Transfer to Evin’s Political Ward

Activist Ends Hunger Strike after Judge Agrees to Transfer to Evin’s Political Ward Atena Faraghdani has ended her hunger strike in hospital, where she has been since her February 26 collapse in Gharchak Prison, after learning that a Revolutionary Court Judge agreed to return her to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward for political prisoners, her lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mohammad Moghimi, Faraghdani’s lawyer, […]... read more
February 27, 2015

Cartoon 107: My Stealthy Freedom

Cartoon 107: My Stealthy Freedom Shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Islamic covering (hijab) was imposed on Iranian women, and serious penalties, ranging from warnings by Morality Police and arrests to imprisonment and fines, were stipulated and enforced for women who did not observe the dress code. In 2014, with the creation of “My Stealthy Freedom,” a […]... read more
February 27, 2015

Prisoner of Conscience Released After Nine Months of “Temporary Detention” At Deplorable Facility

Prisoner of Conscience Released After Nine Months of “Temporary Detention” At Deplorable Facility Nine months after her arrest, the lawyer and prisoner of conscience Negar Haeri was released on bail of about US$580,000 on February 25, 2015. She spent her entire time in prison since her May 2014 arrest on "temporary detention orders."... read more
February 25, 2015

Activists Ask FIFA to Intervene to End Iran’s Ban on Women in Stadiums

Activists Ask FIFA to Intervene to End Iran’s Ban on Women in Stadiums Referring to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, approved in 1997, the signatories added, "Any type of deprivation of fundamental rights or restricting such rights based on gender, aimed to or resulting in reduced access of women to sports" is prohibited.... read more
February 13, 2015

Row over Solo Singing of Women Grows in Iran

Row over Solo Singing of Women Grows in Iran There is a growing row between Hassan Rouhani's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and conservative Iranian clerics over the issue of women's singing in Iran. At least two Grand Ayatollahs said earlier this month that they will not allow women's (public) singing. ... read more
January 28, 2015

Prominent Human Rights Activist Detained and Kept from Seeing Vice President of German Parliament

Prominent Human Rights Activist Detained and Kept from Seeing Vice President of German Parliament Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi was detained by security agents for several hours as she tried to meet with the Vice President of the German Parliament, Claudia Roth, in Tehran on the afternoon of January 25, 2015, according to Saham News. She was released at midnight, after she was interrogated and threatened with imprisonment. Roth, who […]... read more
December 24, 2014

Female Prisoner of Conscience Transferred to Deplorable Gharchak Prison

Female Prisoner of Conscience Transferred to Deplorable Gharchak Prison Female prisoner of conscience Hakimeh Shokri was abruptly transferred from Evin Prison to the Gharchak Prison in Varamin on December 15, 2014, Shokri’s sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
December 17, 2014

Mahdieh Golroo Remains in Solitary Confinement Two Months After Arrest, Charges Unclear

Mahdieh Golroo Remains in Solitary Confinement Two Months After Arrest, Charges Unclear Despite completion of interrogations for Mahdieh Golroo, a women's rights activist who was arrested on October 23, 2014, a day after she attended a gathering in Tehran to protest acid attacks on several women in Isfahan, her judicial case has not moved forward and her family remains uninformed of her charges, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mahdieh Golroo has spent her entire detention period inside a solitary cell in the IRGC's Ward 2-A at Evin Prison. ... read more
December 2, 2014

Stabbing of Six Women Continue Series of Attacks Against Women

Stabbing of Six Women Continue Series of Attacks Against Women In a continuing series of attacks against women in Iran, a suspect has been arrested for the stabbing of six women in the southern town of Jahrom in Fars Province over the past week. The stabbings follow the numerous acid attacks against women in Isfahan over the last few months, which were allegedly linked to vigilante justice that was aimed at punishing “improper” hijab and encouraged by the Iranian Parliament’s proposed "Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice." ... read more