Women

Women in modern Iran remain a pressing and important topic, and are covered here with relevant news, reports and opinion from across many fields.

Iranian Woman Elected as Best Sailor of Year

Iranian Woman Elected as Best Sailor of Year

Sailing is usually considered a muscular job worldwide. Women usually are not interested in the job given its demanding nature, but an Iranian woman has become a successful sailor.
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Iran to Appoint Woman as Head of Flag Carrier Airline

If approved by the Iranian cabinet, a woman is going to take the helm at the country's national airliner Iran Air as the first-ever female Iranian heading the company.
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Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Golab Adineh, a well-known Iranian actress, has been selected as the Best Female Actor at the latest edition of Brooklyn Film Festival for her appearance in the film ‘The Sis’.

Old Iranian Lady Starts Painting ‘Suddenly at 84‘

An 86-year-old Iranian woman, who started painting all of a sudden two years ago, has put her paintings on display in an exhibition in the capital city of Tehran.
Rouhani May Appoint Three Female Ministers in New Cabinet

Rouhani May Appoint Three Female Ministers in New Cabinet

Iranian vice-president for women affairs says Rouhani will most probably designate two or three female ministers in his next cabinet, which is supposed to be formed within a couple of months.
Launch of First TV Station for Women in Afghanistan

Launch of First TV Station for Women in Afghanistan

A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a male-dominated country.

Hottest, Coldest Regions on Earth Look Similar: Iranian Tourist

An Iranian woman, who has travelled to the hottest and coldest places on the Earth, says despite their radical climate differences, the two locations are strikingly similar.
Indian Girl Rescued after Being Buried Alive

Indian Girl Rescued after Being Buried Alive (+Video)

A 19-year-old girl was rescued after she was left to die in a sand pit following an alleged property dispute in India.
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Women More Receptive of ISIS Recruitment Propaganda

Studies indicate that women are more receptive of ISIS’s rhetoric of incitement that it posts on various electronic platforms. In fact, ISIS has resorted to women in order to address the drop in the number of its fighters.

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