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Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi, also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Iran: Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi Goes On Hunger Strike In Jail Over Denial Of Medical Care, Protest Against Hijab Rule

Jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi is also protesting against the law in Iran that makes hijab mandatory for women. Another jailed activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, is also being denied medical care.

07 November 2023

A placard shown at the protest against Mahsa Aminis death in Iran last year.

A Year After Mahsa Amini's Death, Iranian State Is Expanding Hijab Laws And Crackdown On Dissent

The death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, in the custody of Iran's morality police over alleged non-compliance with the hijab law led to nationwide, women-led protests. Now, protests have largely died after a...

16 September 2023

The Iranian regime under the Supreme Leader imposed hijab laws on women and girls after the Islamic Revolution of 1979

New Iranian Hijab Bill Denies Jobs For Violators, Increases Fines, Imposes Internet Ban Up To 2 Years: Reports

The proposed new Iranian hijab law also imposes greater gender segregation at public places, such as universities, parks, and tourist locations.

30 July 2023

In this image from surveillance video aired by Iranian state television, women pull 16-year-old Armita Geravand from a train. The Iranian state media has reported that she has died from her injured. (AP Photo/Iranian state television, File)

Iran: Girl Injured Mysteriously In Train While Not Wearing Hijab Dies, Says Report

Armita Geravand, 16, was injured in mysterious circumstances at a Tehran metro station while she was not wearing hijab. Activists have said she was assaulted for not wearing hijab.

28 October 2023

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Explained: What's Iran's New Hijab Law, Why Do UN Experts Say It Could Amount To 'Gender Apartheid'?

The Iranian authorities are cracking down on dissent by proposing new laws on the mandatory wearing of hijab and making it hard for celibrities and businesses to criticise the government or its policy on hijab.

03 September 2023

Chess player Sara Khadem moved to Spain after receiving threats for participating in a tournament without hijab

Iranian Chess Player Sara Khadem, Who Moved To Spain After Threats For Playing Without Hijab, Gets Spanish Citizenship: Report

Sara Khadem moved to Spain after she received threats for competing in FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Kazakhstan without wearing a hijab last year.

28 July 2023

Nationwide anti-government protests erupted across Iran in September after Mahsa Aminis death

Iran Sentences 2 Women Journalists Who Covered Mahsa Amini's Death For 'US Collaboration': Reports

One of two journalists sentenced to prison, Niloufar Hamedi, had broken the news of the death of Mahsa Amini after Iran's morality police had taken her in custody for alleged violation of the hijab law.

22 October 2023

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 Iranian actress Azadeh Samadi, one of three actresses diagnosed as mentally ill after her conviction over violation of hijab law

Explained: Why Did Iranian Judges Diagnose 3 Actresses With Mental Illness For Not Wearing Hijab, What Punishments Have They Received?

Iranian actresses Azadeh Samadi, Leila Bolukat, and Afsaneh Bayegan have been diagnosed as mentally ill after being convicted for not wearing hijab. Women are legally required to wear hijab in public.

26 July 2023

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23 July 2023
Iran Bans Film Festival After Poster Shows Actress Without Hijab: Report

Iran Bans Film Festival After Poster Shows Actress Without Hijab: Report

Women in Iran are required by law to cover their head with hijab in public. The rule to wear hijab was introduced in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of...


11 April 2023
Iran: The Athletes Who Spoke Out Against Government Atrocities In Women-led Protests

Iran: The Athletes Who Spoke Out Against Government Atrocities In Women-led Protests

These sportspersons rebelled against Iranian regime’s oppressive methods, chiefly in protests over the custodial death of Mahsa Amini. Those athletes whose...


10 April 2023
Women, Life, Freedom: A Homage To Those Who Died In Iran

Women, Life, Freedom: A Homage To Those Who Died In Iran

Outlook's upcoming issue looks at the ongoing women's movement in Iran that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini over the alleged violation of the...


06 February 2023
Explained: Who Is Persecuted Iranian Singer Shervin Hajipour Who Won Grammy, What's His Song About?

Explained: Who Is Persecuted Iranian Singer Shervin Hajipour Who Won Grammy, What's His Song About?

Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour was arrested over his song Baraye that became an unofficial anthem for Iranian women-led protests following Mahsa Amini's...


25 January 2023
Hijab Ban And Muslim Women's Right To Education: 'Reform Needed, Not Coercion'

Hijab Ban And Muslim Women's Right To Education: 'Reform Needed, Not Coercion'

Outlook spoke to women’s rights activist Zakia Soman, one of the founding members of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, about how the hijab ban impacts Muslim...


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03 January 2023
Iranian Chess Player Sara Khadem, Who Competed Without Hijab, Moves To Spain After Warnings: Report

Iranian Chess Player Sara Khadem, Who Competed Without Hijab, Moves To Spain After Warnings: Report

Following the custodial death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in September, Iran has been rocked by nationwide protests. Women have often publicly...


04 December 2022
Iran Scraps Morality Police, Hijab Law Likely To Remain: Reports

Iran Scraps Morality Police, Hijab Law Likely To Remain: Reports

Iran's 'morality police' patrols the country and enforces dress code for women, such as mandatory hijab and clothing that neither shows much skin nor form.


29 November 2022
Iran Protests: Iran Will Continue Its Crackdown, Unlikely To Yield Any Ground

Iran Protests: Iran Will Continue Its Crackdown, Unlikely To Yield Any Ground

The Iranian regime stays strong despite international condemnation. Iran has not yet reached the tipping edge and, for now, more brutal attacks against...


28 November 2022
How Iran Uprising Is More Complex Than Earlier Protests, Why Iran Is A Diplomatic Dilemma For India

How Iran Uprising Is More Complex Than Earlier Protests, Why Iran Is A Diplomatic Dilemma For India

India avoids a public position on Iran’s internal travails and abstains at the UN resolution condemning Iran while maintaining bilateral engagement with it....


18 October 2022
How Art Has Played A Role In Anti- And Pro-Hijab Movements Across The World

How Art Has Played A Role In Anti- And Pro-Hijab Movements Across The World

Artists in Iran and the world, for Mahsa Amini and for themselves, have fought for asserting their identity, in religion and as women, by using art as a tool


17 October 2022
Hijab Protest: Urvashi Rautela 'Chops Off Hair' In Support Of Iranian Women

Hijab Protest: Urvashi Rautela 'Chops Off Hair' In Support Of Iranian Women

Actress Urvashi Rautela, who had compared herself to late Mahsa Amini, has now shared pictures of herself 'chopping off hair' in support of Iranian women...


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16 October 2022
Anti-Hijab Protest: Fire Breaks Out At Iran Prison; Gunshots Heard In Videos

Anti-Hijab Protest: Fire Breaks Out At Iran Prison; Gunshots Heard In Videos

Since the death of Mahsa Amini in the hands of the Moral Police, more than 200 protestors have been killed for voicing against the imposition of Hijab rules.


10 October 2022
Iranian State Faces Legitimacy Crisis In The Face Of Women’s Uprising

Iranian State Faces Legitimacy Crisis In The Face Of Women’s Uprising

Thousands of women have taken to the streets in Iran, burning their hijabs and cutting their hair in public. In doing so, they challenge the Iranian state,...


09 October 2022
How Cyberfeminism Is Helping Women Forge Solidarities In Conservative Societies

How Cyberfeminism Is Helping Women Forge Solidarities In Conservative Societies

Cyberfeminism has attracted attention the world over and women are coming together online through various social media campaigns to offer solidarity with those...


03 October 2022
Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Terms Nationwide Protests 'Rioting', Blames US, Israel

Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Terms Nationwide Protests 'Rioting', Blames US, Israel

Iran has been rocked by nationwide protests over the death of a woman in the custody of Iran's morality police, which is accused of detaining and beating her...


25 September 2022
Iran Summons Western Envoys Over Comments On Woman's Death Over Hijab Rules, Alleges UK Media Fueling Protests

Iran Summons Western Envoys Over Comments On Woman's Death Over Hijab Rules, Alleges UK Media Fueling Protests

Iran summoned Norway's envoy to protest the comment by the President of Norway's Parliament on the custodial death of a woman in Iran over hijab rules. It also...


24 September 2022
Iran: Protests After Woman's Death Over Hijab Rule Spread Across Nation, 26 Killed In Clashes

Iran: Protests After Woman's Death Over Hijab Rule Spread Across Nation, 26 Killed In Clashes

Thousands have taken to streets across Iran to protest against the death of a woman over Iran's hijab rules. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, women in public...


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