Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Golnaz Esfandiari – RFE/RL – Monday 1 September, 2014 Iranian women are free to love sports, as long as they do it in the safety of their own homes. Female fans got a harsh reminder of this when they attempted to cheer for their men’s soccer and volleyball teams this week. Women attempting to attend […]

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Story update: As of Monday May 19, 2014 the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women has 309,126 likes with 350,475 talking about this. (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: When Iranian woman journalist Masih Alinejad started posting on her Facebook page about the freedom she felt not wearing a […]

IRAN: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

IRAN: Rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish begins prison term

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Tehran, IRAN: The Nobel Women’s Initiative, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire, is bringing conditions for Iranian human rights activist Ms. Mansoureh Behkish to the attention of the world. After years of protesting Iran’s human rights violations of political prisoners, […]

Evidence in the murder of U.S. Iranian activist Bagherzadeh still vague

Evidence in the murder of U.S. Iranian activist Bagherzadeh still vague

WNN Breaking (WNN) Houston, Texas, U.S.: As the family and parents of 30-year-old Iranian human rights activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh publicly grieve the murder of their daughter and sister at her memorial on Wednesday January 18, details in the case in the murder of the outspoken women’s advocate remain unanswered. “According to family and the people […]

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative with WNN – Women News Network – WNN Features (WNN) Iran: For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the Nobel Women’s Initiative highlighted the plight of Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh who still remains under incarceration in spite of international campaigns for her release. Sotoudeh has […]

Iran sanctions hit poor & middle classes hardest, not ruling leaders

Iran sanctions hit poor & middle classes hardest, not ruling leaders

Maryam Zar – WNN Opinion (WNN) U.S./IRAN: This week Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new, stricter sanctions on Iranian banks and those doing business with them, in order to put pressure on Tehran to engage in nuclear negotiations. Last week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Mark Kirk […]