formerly known as
Women's Liberation Front

Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolution and especially for the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' (translated the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi)  uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in the Middle East.
This online magazine started December 2019 as a monthly and will now be published evey two weeks and concerning the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution in Iran every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and women's rights activist 

August 20, 2023
Preface to the new format of the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2 Revolt' and the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement
pages lay-out

You are now at the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom'  section

For the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2' Revolt news click here





The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: September 17 - 1 -- August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  

Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery 10 years ago.

For all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:



Updated September 7, 2023





Updated September 7, 2023



Updated September 9, 2023


 Updated September 6, 2023 


Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost> in 2023.
Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/March 2023

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates September 11, 2023)



Please go this page which is dedicated to the coming commeration of Jina Mahsa Amini, heinously murdered by a basij for apparently wearing her hijab wrongfully. Do participate:

Please do read because I wrote some thoughts and reflection about the coming commemoration of the killing of the 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini


September 8, 2023
<<Iran's Ongoing Literacy Crisis: Women and Girls Left Behind...


September 13 - 11, 2023
<<An Iranian Teacher's Ordeal in Karajís Ghezelhesar Prison...
and <<For the Incarcerated Parents...
and <<Troops Deployed across Iran's Saqqez ahead of Mahsa Anniversary...
and <<A year of revolt after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini...>>...
and <<Female prisoners call on Bahareh Hedayat to end her hunger strike...
and <<Şiraz Hamo: 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' uprising will achieve victory...
and so much more news...

September 11 - 8, 2023
<<Dozens of Environmental Activists Detained in Kurdistan Province...
and <<Karaj Inmate Describes <Horrific> Prison Conditions...
and <<Head of Saqqez Football Board Arrested...
and <<Jailed Iranian Activist Mohammadi Beaten in Prison Hospital...
and Ayda Rostami committed to the medical ethics oath until her death...
and <<Kurdish Political Prisoner Handed Capital Punishment...
and so much more news...

September 8 - 1, 2023
<<Two More Relatives of Iran Protest Victims Arrested...
and <<The <Black Hole> of Karaj: Inmate Describes Harrowing Prison Conditions...
and <<Call for general strike in Rojhelat on September 16...
and <<Massoumeh Yavari Detained In Limbo, Deprived of Her Basic Rights...
and more news...

September 6 - 2, 2023
<<Dozens of Karaj Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Protest at Jail Conditions...
and <<More Academics Sacked in Iran ahead of Mahsa Anniversary...
and <<Iranian News Website Blocked amid Media Crackdown...
and <<Iranian Political Activist Ramezanzadeh Jailed with Dangerous Criminals...
and <<Baha'i Woman in Iran Handed 16-Year Prison Term...
and so much more news...

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
September 8, 2023
<<Iranian Protester Killed in Prison Through <Torture,> Ex-Cellmate Says <They killed him. I swear, they killed him.....
September 1, 2023
<Evin Prison is a University and Iran is a Detention Center>....
August 30, 2023
<<Pedram Azarnoosh: A Slain and Immortal Giant of the Protests....
August 29, 2023
<<Yasaman Rezaei Babadi: Threatened with Rape if She Didnít Confess....
August 27, 2023
<<Maryam Akbari Monfared, A Brave Woman Standing Like a Mountain against All Odds....


September 1, 2023
<<Iran's Sunni Leader Blasts Raisi for Broken Promises...
and <<Revolutionary Guards Showcase Forced Confessions of <Royalist> Protesters....
and <<Human Rights Groups Call for UN Probe into Iran Prisoner's Death....
and <<Iranian Asylum Seeker Says Turkiye Deportations Accelerating....
and <<More Relatives of Slain Iran Protesters Arrested
more news coming up soon....

August 31, 2023
<<Commemorating the leading women of Ashraf slain on September 1, 2013....
and <<Dozens of Professors Dismissed in Two Years of Raisi's Rule....
and <<Swimmer Tackles 48.5km Manhattan Effort for Iranian Women and Protesters....
and <<Iranian Protester Who Faced Three Death Sentences Dies in Prison....
and <<More Arrests of Alleged <Terrorists> Ahead of Mahsa Amini Anniversary....
and <<Maryam Akbari Monfared sentenced to two years in prison....
and so much more news
and by clicking the date it also goes to other links and news of
the first 3 weeks of August 2023 and more


2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
September 1, 2023
 August 4 - July 15, 2023
July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023


When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali.

NCRI - Womens committee - in Articles - September 8, 2023
<<Iran's Ongoing Literacy Crisis: Women and Girls Left Behind
On International Literacy Day, celebrated each year on September 8th, the world comes together to recognize achievements in literacy and to address persistent challenges. The United Nationsí Sustainable Development Goals emphasize universal access to quality education, with particular attention to literacy and numeracy. Unfortunately, in Iran, basic literacy remains an elusive goal for many, especially women and girls. The former Minister of Education in Ebrahim Raisi's government suggests that there are around <9 million absolute illiterates> in Iran today, constituting over 10% of the population. Furthermore, the former Minister highlights a significant number of children deprived of education, with over 160,000 children currently lacking access to education across three levels. In a television program Yousef Norouzi, the former Minister of Education, said, <Regarding the number of illiterate individuals, according to the 2016 census and statistics announced by the Statistical Center of Iran, we have 8,795,000 illiterate people in Iran.> The former Minister of Education added that this statistic represents the number of illiterates based on self-declaration by individuals aged six and above who are <absolutely illiterate and cannot read or write.> Yousef Norouzi mentioned the difference in educational goals between Iran and other countries and said that currently, <the educational goal in Iran is set from ages 6 to 49, while the world's educational goal is lifelong education.> According to Norouzi, the government has not done anything to educate people aged 49 and above, while according to research, <for every 10 percent increase in literacy, two percent is added to the Gross Domestic Product.>
Contradictory official statements
According to the World Bankís assessment, there are approximately 11.6 million absolutely illiterate individuals in Iran today, a stark reminder of the challenges that persist despite progress. UNESCO's statistics highlight another dimension of the issue. Approximately 2% of Iranians under the age of 24 continue to suffer from absolute illiteracy. In contrast, neighboring countries like Turkey and Iran's northern neighbors, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkmenistan, boast almost zero absolute illiteracy among their youth. Various Iranian officials offer contradictory estimates of the extent of illiteracy in the country. In March 2018, Ali Baqerzadeh, the head of Iran's Literacy Movement Organization, stated that there were 8.8 million absolute illiterates in Iran, along with an additional 11 million semi-illiterate individuals. (The state-run, October 6, 2018)
Ironically, under the mullahs' rule, two-thirds of the illiterate population are women.
The situation must have worsened -not improved-due to the country's economic crisis and rampant poverty. The clerical regime's policies are the primary contributor to the grim state of literacy in Iran.

Young shepherds girls
Opposition to Global Education Initiatives
The clerical regimeís leadership, including the mullahs' Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has consistently opposed global education initiatives, including the UN 2030 Education Plan. Khameneiís resistance stems from his belief that these initiatives are tools of domineering powers seeking to control nations. Such opposition directly contradicts the goals of gender equality and equal opportunities outlined in these global education plans. On multiple occasions, Khamenei has strongly emphasized the encouragement of traditional roles for women, focusing on their roles in childbearing and household responsibilities. The vehement opposition from the clerical regime and its supreme leader to the Education 2003 Framework for Action and the Agenda 2030 stems from their concern that these documents mandate all state parties to uphold gender equality and provide equal opportunities to individuals, including women and girls. This directly challenges the core principles of Iran's ruling fundamentalist regime. The Iranian economy's dire state, marked by currency devaluation, inflation, and a halt in oil revenues, has led to pervasive poverty. Budget cuts in rural schools, tuition fees, and the general economic hardship faced by families are driving children out of school. Other factors, such as mixed-gender high school classes, early marriages, and families relying on girls to supplement their income, also hinder girlsí education.
Education in Iran: Not Mandatory, Not Free
While education is mandatory and free for children aged 6 to 14 in most countries worldwide, this is not the case in Iran. Despite Iran's Constitution obligating the government to provide free elementary and high school education for all citizens, Ali Bagherzadeh, the head of Iran's Literacy Movement Organization, admitted that education is not mandatory in Iran. This raises concerns about access to education, particularly for marginalized communities. (The state-run, April 25, 2018)
Gender Disparities
One glaring issue in Iran's education system is the gender gap. The literacy rate among women in Iran lags behind that of men. According to a member of the parliamentary social commission, Iran's literacy rate for women stands at 82.5%, while neighboring countries like the UAE, Jordan, and Turkey boast significantly higher rates. This disparity is attributed to the failure of educational advancements that prioritize gender equality. (The state-run, October 6, 2018)
A Silent Crisis of Illiteracy's Return
While many countries worldwide have successfully eradicated illiteracy, Iran is witnessing a troubling resurgence. Mohammadreza Mahboubfar notes that illiteracy, once on the decline, has seen a return, reaching a rate of 47%. This silent crisis is correlated with increased social harm, poverty, and unemployment, illustrating the far-reaching consequences of a faltering education system. (The state-run, December 30, 2019)
Children Deprived of Education
Access to education for Iranian children remains a concern, with millions left out of the education system. Conflicting reports estimate that between 2 to 4 million students are not attending school. Factors contributing to this include child labor, street children, school dropouts, and children without guardians. This underlines the need for urgent action to ensure every child's right to education.
Alarming Dropout Rates
A concerning trend is the high dropout rate among students in Iran, particularly girls. Poverty, lack of social support, and the absence of free and mandatory education all contribute to this problem. The disproportionate dropout rates for girls compared to boys raise further gender-related concerns. Yousef Norouzi, the former Iranian Minister of Education, also provided two statistics regarding the number of school dropouts. He stated that currently, <the coverage of primary education in the country is 98.6 percent, but 160,373 children have not been enrolled in elementary school> and are considered as school dropouts. He also declared the total number of individuals who have dropped out of school in Iran as <970,000> and stated that, <according to the latest information, there were 970,000 school dropouts in the country, of which approximately 150,000 have been reduced.>
Final words
The state of literacy in Iran, especially for women and girls, remains a dire concern. Opposition to global education initiatives, a lack of mandatory and free education, gender disparities, and a silent crisis of returning illiteracy all contribute to this ongoing problem. Equal access to quality education is a fundamental right that should never be compromised. This will never be achieved without regime change in Iran and the establishment of a democratic government that cares for the people.>>

 Liberation Front 2019/ 2023