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Find out more about what daily life is really like in modern Iran. This section looks at the diversity and breadth of everything going on in the country, from food and fashion to celebrities and celebrations.

Domestic fish farming

Domestic fish farming (PHOTOS)

Photos of a domestic fishing farm developed by an Iranian woman.
A devoted mother

A devoted mother (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery featuring a single Iranian mother who looks after her paralyzed daughter.
rice farmer

A hardworking female Iranian rice farmer (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of an Iranian female rice farmer who believes that work is a cure for all health problems.
Mohammad Reza Peykani

Twelve years of love and hope (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of a caring Iranian family who has been looking after the father for 12 years after he was confined to bed because of Cerebral palsy.
Alireza Nabi

A man who hires the unhappy and miserable

A new business by an entrepreneur offers jobs to women who support their families and former prisoners with criminal records.
Iranian Women-wood

Knock on wood; female carpenters have knocked down gender barriers

Two female Iranian carpenters sail into unchartered waters and grapple with problems of an all-male profession.
Mahak

Mahak Charity among world’s top 10 NGOs

Mahak Charity, which builds on philanthropic activities and public donations to save children lives, was the world’s tenth top NGO in 2013.
Fatemeh Motamed Arya

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya joins campaign to help the homeless

Motamed-Arya’s prize will go under the hammer and the proceeds will go to a campaign to shelter the homeless.
Iranian-Woman-Mitra

Iranian women as old as millennia-old history

Sharq daily in an opinion piece analyzes the history and future of Iranian women, saying that the modern world has to live with gender equality.
Rakhshan Bani Etemad

Renowned director to auction prize to help build a shelter for women rough sleepers

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s international award will be put up for sale; the proceeds will go to a charity to offer accommodations to homeless women in Tehran.

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