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Iran Warns Suntanned Woman That They May Be Arrested

AOL News | Mara Gay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suntanned women are defying Islamic values and will be arrested, an Iranian police chief said, according to The Telegraph....

Iran Cleric: "God's Fury" Will Be Unleashed If Female Governers Allowed

Alarabiya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A top hardline Iranian cleric said on Thursday that "God's fury" would be unleashed if Iran appoints women as governors of some provinces, as was rais...

Iran's Economy Forces Women To Hawk Trinkets On Subways

GlobalPost | Iran GlobalPost Correspondant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The train stops at Tehran's 7-Tir station. Doors open and a rush of female passengers elbow their way inside the woman-only wagon. On ...

A Veiled Movement for Women's Rights Sweeps Iran

Nasim Novin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nasim Novin

In an unprecedented show of support for women's rights, Iranian men have posted photos of themselves wearing the head covering typically worn by Muslim women.

Iran: Male Clerics Call for Justice While Female Parliamentarians Advocate for Discriminatory Laws Against Women

Sara Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Dehghan

In Iran, appointing loyal hardline females to ministries does not translate into women's equal rights. It is another cunning strategy by Ahmadinejad's government to fool the world.

Iran's Women A Driving Force Behind Green Movement

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Her eyes, wide open, she seemed to be staring into nothingness as her body was drained of its blood. The world watched Neda Agha-Soltan, a 26-year...

Iran Election Puts Women's Rights In Focus: Gallup

Gallup | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attention women's rights have received during Iran's presidential campaign has galvanized the country's electorate ahead of this Friday's election...

Zahra Rahnavard: Iranian Presidential Race Altered By Mousavi's Wife

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The crowd of young Iranians roared their approval as a group of burly men led the speaker to the stage. When the cordon of men opened up, it wasn't on...

Iran's Women Are Taking On The Mullahs

The Independent | Katherine Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zohreh Vatankhah slides into the driving seat of her BMW X3, flicks a switch to some pulsating Persian pop and we're soon zipping along the narrow lan...