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.

Saudi Arabia Elected to UN Women's Rights Commission!

Saudi Arabia Elected to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Saudi Arabia, which is internationally known as a violator of women’s rights, has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran

Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran  

A prominent Iranian women rights activist and one of the presidential hopefuls disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential election has issued a statement in defence of women’s right to become a president in Iran.
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Literally ‘Everyone’ in Iran Can Run for President!

Saturday was the end of the five-day registration process for those seeking the post of Iran’s president, the bulk of whom were ordinary, and even weird, people without any political background.
Women Applicants Register for Iran’s Local Elections

18,000 Women Applicants Register for Iran’s Local Elections

More than 18,000 female applicants have registered to contest in Iran’s City and Village Councils Elections due to be held on May 19, an Iranian official announced.
Canadian Women Employees No Longer Forced to Wear High Heels

Canadian Women Employees No Longer Forced to Wear High Heels

The Canadian province of British Columbia has banned companies from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work.
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Female MPs Call for Revision of Iran’s Gender-Biased Laws

A number of women lawmakers expressed their concerns and views about Iran’s gender-biased laws and a number of other issues in a meeting with Parliament Speaker.
Akie Abe, Japanese PM’s Wife Lauds Iranian Women as Capable, Successful

Japanese PM’s Wife Lauds Iranian Women as Capable, Successful   

Japanese prime minister’s wife says Iranian women are quite capable and completely successful in their social activities, and easily express their opinions and viewpoints in the society.
Women register for Iran Local Elections

MP Urges Competent Women to Run for Iran Local Elections

An Iranian lawmaker called on competent women to run for Iran’s City and Village Councils elections due to be held in May across the country.
Women’s Central Position in Iran’s Parliament

Women’s Central Position in Iran’s Parliament

Women have had a central role in the present term of the Iranian Parliament as shown by an interesting photo featuring the portraits of all the lawmakers, recently posted on the legislative body’s Telegram channel.
Ban Muslim Headscarf

Top EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Muslim Headscarf

The European Union’s top court ruled that EU companies have the right to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols, such as the Islamic headscarf.

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