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News: Women

Forced Marriage Major Cause of Suicide Among Young Iranian Women

Suicide Among Young Iranian Women

By Hamideh Taati

Forced marriage is one of the major reasons for an uptick in suicide rates among young women in Iran, according to several reports that have come out in the past month.

The reports say that young women forced into marriage see a severe lack of legal support and, as such, feel that their only way out is death. Here, we will discuss several such tragic stories.

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Regime Clamps Down on Women in Iran

Regime Clamps Down on Women in Iran

By Hamideh Taati

Recent reports form Iran suggest that there are a number of female Iranian activists being held in prison in appalling conditions. They were calling for the respect of human rights – for them and for all.

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Iran Regime Increases Pressure on Women Defying Forced Hijab

Iran Regime Increases Pressure on Women Defying Forced Hijab

By Hamideh Taati

The Iranian regime’s State Security Forces have increased pressure on women by tightening the rules on compulsory veiling.

Ayyoub Soleimani, the acting commander of the State Security Forces, has once again said that any woman who removes her hijab, whether to protest the sexist law or for any other reason, is committing an obvious crime and would be dealt with by the police.

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Amnesty Supporters Demand Release of Iranian Human Rights Lawyer

Over 1m Demand Release of Iranian Human Rights Lawyer

By Staff Writer

Supporters of Amnesty International have signed a petition to express their anger at the sentencing of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38-and-a-half years in prison and 148 lashes, following two grossly unfair trials, and demanding her immediate and unconditional release.

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Horrible Condition of Nurses Under Iran Regime

Horrible Condition of Nurses Under Iran Regime

By Mansoureh Galestan

Iran faces a shortage of nurses, while many unemployed nurses leave the country.

While Iranian hospitals face a severe shortage of nurses, causing some to die under the unmanageable workload, there are 20,000 unemployed nurses in the country, according to the General Secretary of the Iranian Nursing Organization.

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Female Singer Prosecuted in Iran for Solo Performance

Female Singer Prosecuted in Iran for Solo Performance

By Mansoureh Galestan

A female singer is being prosecuted in Iran for a solo performance during a sightseeing tour of the village of Abyaneh.

Ali Isfahani, Prosecutor of Isfahan, announced her prosecution on Tuesday, May 21, adding, “The preliminary case regarding this incident has been filed upon the report of the intelligence police for public security, and the Prosecutor of Natanz is following up on it.”

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