Young women and girls are among the multitudes of people who sell their kidneys in Iran to overcome poverty due to unemployment and fulfill their desperate need for money, the Iranian state-run media reported recently.
The 2014 World Economic Forum published a report on the situation of women in the world containing an annual survey and a comparative study of equality between the two sexes in four areas of health, education, economy and politics.
Statistics issued by World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies, show an increase in the number of youths committing suiside. Daily rise in the rate of suicide in recent years led WHO to call September 10 as the "World Suicide Prevention Day". On this day, some countries consider some special ceremonies. (Website of Medecines sans frontiers, May 11, 2008)
By Nehad Ismail
"Face to Face with the Beast" in Khomeini's Prisons
Newsblaze - This is a book about Iranian women in the mullahs' prisons, as told by Ms Hengameh Haj Hassan.
By Brian Booker
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, two women were executed in Iran today at the infamous Qerchak Prison in Varamin. Executions in Iran appear to be on the upswing with 63 other people having been executed in recent days.
Demonstrations in the city of Mahabad took place in response to the death of a young girl, named Farinaz Khosravani, who killed herself to escape the rape attempt by an agent of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry.
Sahar from Tehran:
On Women’s Day , I was thinking about Nasim who lost her beautiful face this year; thinking about all those innocent women whose beautiful faces were burnt due to the acid attacks carried out state agents ; my fellow women who are imprisoned for mal-veiling.
During the past weeks we have witnessed what has been considered as the completion of a very long negotiation process between the United States and Iran on its nuclear program.
The Providence Journal
By Donna M. Hughes
While the Rhode Island General Assembly was deciding to divest state money from companies that operate in Iran, I attended the main Iranian opposition group’s gathering in France.
By Peter Paton
The Conservative Papers
The West should give its full blooded support to Maryam Rajavi, the progressive and charismatic President of the Iranian Mojahedin-e-Khalq ( MEK), and help her bring about REGIME CHANGE in IRAN, and free the sorely pressed and oppressed Persian people from the ISLAMO FASCIST MULLAH REGIME in Tehran.