The Iranian government’s top official for family affairs has blasted state inaction on the legal practice of girls as young as nine being married off.
He consequently ordered security and judicial authorities to go after all individuals involved in the production and distribution of the video. Persian-language US broadcaster Radio Farda has since reported that four persons have been detained in connection with the clip.
Iranian women are expected to wear veils in public — and also in ads. A recent clip featuring a woman without the hijab has led authorities to sanction its producers. Why does the veil play such a central role in Iran?
Most violence against Iranian women is perpetrated by state agents, according to the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and here were will run down exactly how.
Israeli singer and actress Liraz Charhi’s latest album has come at an unusually high cost – countless sleepless nights, concern about reprisals and the constant fear she was risking her collaborators’ lives.
During the past three months, more than 7,000 girls under the age of 14 were recorded as married, according to the Iran Statistics Centre’s quarterly report.
The Iranian regime enforces marriage laws that allow girls to be married off at 13, although they can be married even younger with the permission of a judge. Worse still, the number of girls marrying before 15 is on the rise, with the figure in 2019 four times that of 2018, according to Mohammad Mehdi Tondgooyan, Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, following the regime’s decision to offer marriage loans to young people.
Iran is one of only six countries that have not signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and women living there are denied even the most basic rights over their bodies, relationships, children, education, and employment.
November 25 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but for Iranian women that is still so far out of grasp. In fact, even officials admit that reports of violence against women have increased by at least 20 percent compared to previous years.
A British-Australian professor who spent 804 days in some of Iran’s most notorious jails was originally arrested for dating an Israeli, according to a report.
In Iran, nine out of ten female journalists say they experience sexual harassment in context of their profession. The patriarchal structure of newsrooms seems to create a work environment of intimidation.