Women's Participation News

Nabz Nameh - June 2017 Iranians went to the polls on May 19th to cast votes in presidential and local elections. Of the 287,425 candidates registered to run in Iran's local elections 17,885 were women, making up 6.3 percent of all candidates. More registered at the village level (11,142) than the...
Nabz Nameh - May 2017 On May 19, Iranians will go to polls across Iran to vote for candidates in local elections, which will take place on the same day as the presidential elections. While much focus and importance has been placed on the presidential election and candidates, local elections offer...
Nabz-Nameh March 2016 - Elections Edition In open societies, it is political parties or social movements that identify the demands and concerns of social groups, such as women, and give voice to them at the level of media and society. Parties and civil society organizations thus strive to...
Nabz-Nameh November 2015 Introduction In April 2015, the Iranian Majles passed a bill that would require the government to carry out parliamentary elections at the provincial level. While electoral districts in Iran are currently drawn up along county lines, this bill would expand the districts to...
The challenges and rights violations faced by Bahá’ís in Iran are not a new theme. These difficult conditions began in the Qajar era and have been exacerbated since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 with the introduction of Sharia law into the Iranian Constitution, in which the Bahá’í Faith is not...
This week in human rights in Iran Activists’ rights In general, Iranian human rights groups are reporting that there has been a new wave of arrests of activists in Iran in recent months. A Revolutionary Court judge has threatened to transfer imprisoned civil and children’s rights activist Atena...
This week in human rights in Iran Freedom of Religion On December 18, IranWire published the transcript of interviews that a Baha’i student conducted with three members of the Majlis. Raha Bushehri, a third-year high school student aware that despite excellent grades, his being Baha’i means that it...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners' rights On November 19, authorities returned 85-year-old Hossein Fattah to Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj. Fattah had been granted medical leave to receive treatment for leukemia, but the leave was not extended and he has been denied access to necessary...
This week in human rights in Iran Women's Rights Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed on October 25, drawing worldwide condemnation. Jabbari, who was in prison since 2007 and whose execution was postponed on October 1, was sentenced to death for killing a man she claimed tried to rape her. Domestic and...
This week in human rights in Iran Journalists’ Rights On September 26, on the sidelines of his UN visit, Rouhani was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who asked him about the situation of the following prisoners with dual citizenship: the Iranian-British woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, and the...