Homa Hoodfar an Iranian-Canadian activist incarcerated in Iran for months has been released, The 65 year old’s arrest is been widely attributed to her work as an activist especially in relation to women’s right in Iran.


In Iran although women participation has since increased in the years following 1979, February 2016 saw an even unprecedented increase however Hoodfar saw need for more to be done and therefore made it a subject of her research which would have angered the authorities and triggered her arrest and incarceration in February this year.