Category: News about Women

Message to the International Women’s Day Gathering – 08.03.2022

No to Violence Against Women In Iran, 43 years of theocratic rule, intent on justifying its medieval outlook, passing misogynistic laws, and then normalising their practice in the society, has brought with it violence in many forms. Legislation that degrades […]

International Women’s Day:

An Overview of Women’s Rights and its Defenders in Iran In many countries, International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, is designated to commemorate women’s historical struggle for rights, honour their sacrifices, and celebrate their cultural and political achievements. The […]

Tragic murder of a teenage girl in so-called “honour” killing!

Horrific murder further highlights theocratic regime’s failure to address women’s rights! CODIR calls for campaign of protest against the theocratic regime’s criminal indifference to the growing number of horrific killings of women in Iran Official reports highlight that scores of […]

Honour killings and violence against women in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic

The incidence of violence against women has increased worldwide since lockdowns to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 were implemented.1 Iran already had high levels of violence against women, with a reported 8000 so-called honour killings between 2010 and 2014.2 Honour killings […]

CODIR: End violence against women in Iran!

UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN In October 2021, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, addressed the Security Council’s annual debate on women, peace, and security.  Mr. Guterres spoke of the rising rates of violence and misogyny experienced […]

The Situation of Women’s Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran…

HRANA – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Human Rights Activists in Iran highlights the situation of women’s rights in Iran during the 8 year term of President Hassan Rouhani. The following report includes an 8-year statistical overview of the […]

Press release – Urgent action on International Women’s Day 2021

8th March 2021 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade union leaders in the UK to take urgent action on International Women’s Day (8th March) to highlight the ongoing […]

Solidarity with Women political prisoners in Iran

CODIR calls for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, serving 38 years in prison for simply doing her job! On the eve of 8th March CODIR appeals to the trade union and labour movement in Britain to […]

Women Political Prisoners Warn of Another Disaster in the Making!

In an open letter published on 2 March 2021, eight political prisoners in the women’s ward of Iran’s notorious Evin Prison spoke of their concern at the total lack of any attention to the health and safety of the inmates.  […]

Iran’s female alpine ski team is coachless in Italy

The women’s alpine ski team from Iran is at the world championships in Italy without a coach — because her husband has refused to let her to travel. The coach of Iran’s national women’s alpine ski team was supposed to […]