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Iran

Here's the First Woman to Win an Olympic Medal for Iran

On Thursday, Kimia Alizadeh made history by becoming the first woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran. She claimed bronze in the 57-kilogram¬†class of Taekwondo, defeating Sweden to win the historic medal. Read More »

When a "Woman Power" Tattoo Incites an Uproar in Iran

At a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday for an award-winning film "The Salesman," Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti reached for a microphone and revealed a "woman power" tattoo under her left sleeve. Read More »

This New Book Highlights Iran's Promising Feminist Movement

As an Islamic state that limits its citizen's freedom of speech and expression, it's difficult to uphold Iran as a global model for activism. Read More »

Iranian Women Defy Ban from Watching Sports with Men for World Cup

Iranian women arrested for watching The World Cup in public with men.¬† Read More »