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Iran's First International Marathon Bans Women From Participating

Iran's First International Marathon Bans Women From Participating

The 'TehRUN,' which took place in Tehran on Friday is considered the Iranian capital's 'first international marathon.' It was not hard to identify th... Read More »

Professor Arrested for Feminism Is Released From Iranian Prison

Professor Arrested for Feminism Is Released From Iranian Prison

Dr. Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Canadian professor has been released from a prison in Iran, where she was held for more than 100 days for "fomenting a fe... Read More »

Here's the First Woman to Win an Olympic Medal for 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... Read More »

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

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At a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday for an award-winning film "The Salesman," Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti reached for a microphone and... Read More »

This New Book Highlights Iran's Promising Feminist Movement

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. But des... Read More »

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

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

As the rest of the world cheered for their teams, three people were arrested for appearing in a video that shows a group of men and women singing, dan... Read More »