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Iran hangs the Iranian-Dutch woman


Amnesty International: Iran Must not execute woman spared stoning death by any means Read More >>



U.S., EU castigate Iran for human rights abuses



European Parliament's Joint Motion for a Resolution on the Situation in Iran Read More >>


Amnesty International: Fears for demonstrators as authorities warn of zero tolerance amid ongoing arrests and trials Read More >>


Amnesty International: Neda Agha Soltan murder witness at risk of torture in Tehran prison Read More >>


Amnesty International: call for investigating use of force at Camp Ashraf Read More >>


CNN: Human rights lawyer detained as Iran unrest spirals Read More >>


Iran court upholds stoning death sentence


Amnesty International:

Another woman faces 100 lashes


Iran holds mass execution, hanging 29 in one day. Read more >>


At least eight women and one man are reported to have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran.  Read more >>


Amnesty International:

Two sisters face execution by stoning


Amnesty International: Iran: Death by stoning, a grotesque and unacceptable penalty Read More >>


AI: Women's Activist Arrested


Amnesty International 2007 report on Iran


Amnesty: Human rights violations continue “unabated” in Iran Read More >>

Amnesty International Authorities maintain pressure on women's rights activists as anniversary of demonstration approaches Read more >>


Women bear the brunt of  Tehran's crackdown

April 28, 2007


Crackdown in Iran over dress codes, April 27, 2007



150,000 women detained for breaking the dress code, April 26, 2007 Read more >>


Iran police swoop on slipping headscarves, April 24, 2007 Read more >>


Amnesty International calls for immediate release of women arrested on March 4, 2007 Read more >>


Amnesty International concerned at continuing harassment
of Iranian journalists and women’s rights activists



Amnesty International:  Seven women sentence to death by stoning Read more >>


Amnesty International:  Shahla Jahed, 36, facing imminent execution Read more >>


Amnesty International:  Young woman, Delara Darabi, 19, facing imminent execution Read more >>


A Kurdish woman sentenced to stoning

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Amnesty International calls for action to end discrimination against women in Iran Read more >>


More crackdown on women


Women-only buses another government run, gender-apartheid program


Iran’s police stop 10-year-old girl for “mal-veiling”


Iran police arrest 1,000 during fire festival in Tehran Read more >>


Women's rights on Iranian agenda!!! 


Iranian Opposition TV airs footage of Women's demo in Tehran Click here to view the film>>


Women ejected by force from Iran stadium


300,000 homeless women in Iran capital


Iran police prevent women from watching football match



Amnesty International Urgent Action on Elham Afroutan and up to six other Journalists Read more >>

WFAFI held a panel discussion in Washington D.C. to discuss Women and US policy in Iran and Iraq Learn more >>


Iran's Islamist rulers want sex segregation on pavements Read more >>


Iran to hang another  teenage girl attacked by rapists Read

more >>


Iran to execute two other women


Iraqi women condemn Iran's meddling in elections scheduled for December 15th Read more »


An Iranian woman in the town of Varamin is sentenced to death by stoning Read more »


Iran sentences a woman to death by hanging Read more »


Another woman is sentenced to death by stoning in Iran Read more »


Female workers are ordered to get home by dusk to serve their families Read more »


Senior Iran cleric: Prostitutes must be hanged  Read more »


Iran to execute two other women Read more »


Iran to hang 19-year old mother Read more »


Women of Iran publicly mobilize against Iran's fundamentalist Constitution Read more »


Identifying warning signs of fundamentalism Read more »


Sixty Iranian women activists made a public appeal on Thursday for the release of a Kurdish feminist campaigner Read more »


Human Rights Defender Charged as Unrest in Iran's Kurdish Regions Continues Read more »

Fundamentalists recruit Women for Martyrdom Seeker Movement in Iran. Watch the video »


Post-election, A New Wave of Crackdown on Women. Read more »


Thousands join women’s anti-government demonstration in Tehran. Read more »


Crackdown on Women. Read more »


Defeating misogyny in Iran . Read more »


Save the Women, Save Ourselves. Read more »


UN women's rights official raps Iran over abuses. Read more »


Defeating the Women-Haters.  Read more »


Four Iranian Women were executed in 2004 by public hanging or stoning. There are 14 women to be hanged or stoned to death in coming days, weeks or months. Read more »


A woman is facing stoning in next five days Read more »


A 19 year old mentally ill girl is facing imminent execution in Iran Read more »


Another woman facing stoning in Iran Read more »


13 year old, Jila, facing death by stoning flogged 55 times Read more »


Iranian Student protest forced veiling Read more »


Imminent execution of a 33-year-old Iranian women, Fatemeh Haghighat-Pajouh...

Read more »


Iran moves to roll back rights won by women...Read more »


Violence, poverty and abuse led girl, 16, to gallows...Read more »


Amnesty International outraged at the reported execution of a 16 year old girl in Iran...Read more »


Trial of Zahra Kazemi has abruptly ended...Read more »


Where there's a veil...It is raining burqas in Iran. Read more »


Tehran, forget the nuclear inspectors, instability in Iraq or soaring drug use. The hot topic in Iran these days is fashion — what women can and cannot wear. Read more »

'Painful' day as mother's death recalled. Zahra Kazemi's son still seeks answers. He has no faith in upcoming Iranian trial. Read more »


Only Democracy Will Free Women From Slavery in Iran. Read more »


Iran's government has launched a crackdown on women who flout the strict Islamic dress codes during the hot summer months.  Read more »


Iranian Women in Persian Gulf Trafficking Market- Sociologists have called this decade a decade of explosion of social destruction in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The trafficking of women and girls is perhaps the most tragic aspect of all the social damages.   Read more »

 Mission Statement
The Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran (WFAFI) is committed to promoting a greater awareness of the challenges women face living under fundamentalist regimes such as that of Iran. Our tasks range from raising public awareness, conducting research projects and initiating outreach programs -- to policy discussions and analysis. We firmly believe the political presence, participation and leadership of women are instrumental to achieving social, political and economic equality.

Press Release, and Reports

WFAFI's Executive Director's published article in Global Politician, November 14, 2006


WFAFI's Executive Director's published article in Global Politician, May 23, 2006


WFAFI's Executive Director's published article in Swiss Bulletin of International Affairs, January 15, 2006


WFAFI's Executive Director's Interview with KPFK Radio Pacifica, June 7, 2005 On Ahmadinejad election in Iran


WFAFI's Press Release: Women Sparked an Anti-government protest in Tehran, June 12, 2005


WFAFI's President published Op-ed in Denver Post, March 20, 2005


WFAFI's Executive Director's Interview with KPFK Radio Pacifica,     December 1, 2004


BBC Report on Radio VOW, November 6, 2004


Mullahs! Beware of the Radio Voice of Women Against Fundamentalism, November 8, 2004

Public Statements

Amid Middle East Unrest, Tehran's Regime Executes another Woman, February 1, 2011

All out War Against Iranian Women , January 14, 2011

Tehran's Fundamentalist Regime Should not have a Seat at the UN Human Rights Council, April 6, 2010

Time for Comprehensive Sanctions and Divestment Campaign Against Tehran's Fundamentalist Regime , February 10, 2010

More Women are Facing Execution and Stoning in Iran, January 21, 2010

Hundreds of Iranian Women on an Open-ended Hunger Strike Worldwide Since July 28th, September 2, 2009

Khamenei's Weapon Against Iranian Women: Rape and Execution, August 18, 2009

Iran's Supreme Leader Launches Savage Attacks on Iranian Opposition in Exile, July 28, 2009

Take action to support women and the nationwide uprising in Iran, July 19, 2009

More women are killed during protest in Iran, June 20, 2009

Women protesting for change and paying the price with their lives, June 18, 2009

The Iranian regime executes another young woman, May 1, 2009

The Iranian regime reinstated the stoning verdict,  February 27, 2009

The Iranian regime hangs 22 people in two days, January, 2009

Two other women are sentenced to stoning and execution in Iran, December 2, 2008

Nine people convicted to death by stoning in Iran, July 21, 2008

Two Sisters Convicted to Death by Stoning by the Iranian Regime, February 6, 2008

Two Iranian Women, Two Different but Similar Stories of Suppression and Brutality, October 31, 2007

Practice and Policy of Stoning Continue to Rise in Iran, October 8, 2007

Sever and Systemic Crackdown Against Iranian Women, April 30, 2007

Iranian Women Denounce  UNHRC's Decision to End Human Rights Monitoring in Iran, March 28, 2007

Tehran’s Fundamentalist Regime Launches a Pre-emptive Crackdown and Arrest on the Eve of International Women's Day, March 5, 2007

Iran's New Strategy to Kill Political Prisoners: Murder in Prison, September 8, 2006

Iran's Former President, Khatami, Must not be Allowed to Visit Washington, D.C., August 24, 2006

A 37-year-old woman, Ashraf Kalhori, facing an imminent death by stoning in Iran, July 27, 2006

Thousands rally for women's rights in Iran, June 13, 2006

Iranian Women Rally for Equality and Democracy, June 12, 2006

Iranian Women Rally for Freedom on International Women's Day, March 9, 2006

In a defiant move, Iranian women commemorate 2006 International Women's Day, March 8, 2006


Iranian regime killed the 19-year-old female journalist, Elham Afrootan, February 17, 2006


Iranian regime has unleashed a new wave of terror on political prisoners, labor union and Dervishes (Sofis) in Iran, February 16, 2006

WFAFI Hosts A Panel Discussion on "Women and US Policy in the Middle East"  on Friday February 10, 2006 in the National Press Club, Washington DC.

Iranian Women Welcome IAEA's Move to Report Tehran to UN Security Council, February 4, 2006

Ahmadinejad begins 2006 with escalated violence against women and new gender apartheid policies in Iran, January 9, 2006

Iran’s Fundamentalist regime steps up the Violence Against Women, October 23, 2005


Status of Women with the Arrival of Iran's New President, August 11, 2005


US Should Deny Visa for Iran's President, August 9, 2005


Women Present Assessment on Iranian Opposition Organizations in US Congress, July 29, 2005


Khamenei Inaugurates Ahmadinejad with Significant Increase in Public Hangings, Detention, and Violence, July 20, 2005


Iranian Women Want Real Change and Not Another Terrorist President, June 24, 2005


Women’s Protest Set the Tune for Real Change in Iran, June 14, 2005


Stop inhumane act of stoning in Iran, May 23, 2005


On the occasion of International Women's Day, Iranian women call for an end of fundamentalist regime in Tehran, March 8, 2005


State sponsored of violence against women by fundamentalist regime in Iran, January 6, 2005


Urgent Action Now: Save the two Iranian women facing death by stoning and execution, December 20, 2004


Public Statements in Previous months>>

About Us

Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran is a US based non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts.

We are a group of individuals concerned with the growing threat of fundamentalism worldwide, particularly in Iran. WFAFI submit to the definition of fundamentalism explained in the comparative study of religions, as embodiment of anti-modernist movements and backwardness in its host cultures. 


Our primary area of focus is the Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran that was established as a form of government in 1979. Having been suppressed or victimized by the abuse and misuse of religious authorities in Iran, many of us have been active over the past two decades in the areas of human rights, democracy and freedom for the Iranian people, women in particular.


We  believe the full participation of women in all levels of decision making will lead to desired social, political and economic equality. We reject all forms of fundamentalism and believe in religious pluralism and secularism. We believe in women's struggle in Iran and support their desire to establish a secular and democratic government.

Our Objectives


 Support the democratic aspiration of the Iranian people, particularly women, in their struggle against Islamic fundamentalism.


Support the efforts of Iranian women in areas of political leadership, economic development, and education.


Network with relevant institutions and organizations in an effort to achieve our stated mission.


Distribute E-Zan (our monthly newsletter), broadcast Farsi radio to Iran, publish fact sheets and policy briefs on pertinent subjects.

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Research Corner information on stoning in Iran, facts and figures on status of women in Iran

75th   issue  of E-Zan published on August 15, 2010

Previous issues>>

 On June 12, 2006 Women staged a rally for democracy and equality in Tehran. See photos >>


Iranian Women Marked the 2006 International Women's Day with Protest Against Fundamentalist Regime in Tehran.

 See photos >>

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On June 12, 2005 Women staged an anti-government protest in Tehran. See photos >>


Official Laws Against Women in Iran



ON JUNE 12, 2005

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   Shala Jadhed       Kobra Rahmanpor

October 2, 2005: Two women are facing execution in Iran.


Atefeh Sahaleh Rajabi- 16 year girl publicly hanged on August 15, 2004


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Iran's Tortured Path



Iranian Women and girls live in poverty.

Yet, the fundamentalist regime in Iran spends millions on nuclear technology.

The feminization of poverty in one the richest petroleum countries in the world!!





The fundamentalists in Iran  want a national dress code for Iranian women: Burqa!!!