According to the “first follower” theory, the first follower is just as important to the development of a movement as its initiator. That certainly seems to be the case in Iran,
In Iran, many people believe that it is important for women to be virgins on their wedding day. Even so, many women do have sex before marriage.
Though women are banned from attending men’s football matches in Iran, this doesn’t stop them from trying to sneak in by using an array of tricks,
Once part of Iran’s underground scene, several female Iranian singers have become more daring of late. They’ve shrugged off their headscarves,
A lot of Iranians — especially Iranian women — were outraged at the double standards demonstrated by the organisers of the 2018 World Cup qualifying match
For many people, fashion in Afghanistan means women in burqas and men with full-length beards, not dynamic young fashion designers.
With black chadors over their uniforms, officers of Iran’s “guidance patrols” are a scourge for Iranian women who want to wear bright colours and push the limits of the Islamic Republic’s dress code. But some Iranian women are fighting back, using their smartphones to document what happens once they are arrested. The Gasht-e-Ershad (guidance patrol) is Iran’s morality police. Part of the regular police force, its male and female officers are charged with enforcing Islamic codes in Iranian society, and have the power to arrest people they think are violating them. While the total number of its officers is unknown, a spokesman said the force made 207,000 arrests between March 2013 and March 2014, and notified a total of 2 million women that their hijab (Islamic dress) was not correct. Under Iran’s Islamic law, women are supposed to cover everything except their face and hands. Conservative women wear the chador – a black garment that covers the head and goes down to the ankles. But other women choose to wear a scarf that covers their …
In Iran, talking about sex is still a taboo and there is little to no sexual education in schools. To help bridge the gap, an Iranian activist
A 19-year-old shot by her husband’s family after he claimed she wasn’t a virgin. An 18-year-old was killed with her mother because of suspicion
In Afghanistan, cycling is a major taboo for girls, and often viewed as a sin. But some brave girls joined a freestyle cycling club in Kabul