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.

Two Sisters Playing Key Role in Promoting Rugby in Iran

Two Iranian sisters, who are also caring mothers for their children, have contributed heavily to the promotion of rugby in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranian Nomad Girl, Eleven-Time Kickboxing Champion1

Iranian Nomad Girl, Eleven-Time Kickboxing Champion

SousanRashidi is an Iranian nomad girl who has overcome all the difficulties of nomadic life to win 11 national kickboxing championships.
81-Year-Old Iranian Woman Wins Gold in China Athletics Games

81-Year-Old Iranian Woman Wins Gold in China Athletics Games

An elderly Iranian woman has bagged a gold and a silver medal in international track and field contests in China.

Local Women in Iran Make a Living by Carpet Weaving

Women in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province in the southwestern part of Iran, dexterous at weaving carpets, earn a living by using their art.
Iranian Female Cyclist Join UAE Club

Iranian Female Cyclist Join UAE Club

An Iranian female cyclist has signed a contract with a cycling club in the United Arab Emirates, becoming the first Iranian female cyclist playing outside the country.

Iranian, Malaysian Women Sign MoU to Promote Business Ties

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Iran Malaysia Women Business Forum (IMWBF) and Women Entrepreneur Network of Malaysia (WENA) to elevate bilateral trade ties and boost investment opportunities.
Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive

Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive but Still Denied Individual Identity

The pace of reforms in Saudi Arabia has long been so slow that when the country’s king announced that women in the kingdom have been granted the right to drive, his statements grabbed the headlines across the globe. This comes as many rights activists say despite the latest reforms, the condition of women in Saudi Arabia is not acceptable yet.
German Girl Recruited by ISIS

German Girl Recruited by ISIS Explains How She Joined Terrorists

A German teenager who had joined the ISIS terrorist group has explained how she managed to travel from Germany to Turkey and then to Syria and Iraq to fight for the terrorist group.
Iranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand Parliament

Iranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand Parliament

Golriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born woman living in New Zealand, has been elected to the country’s parliament after the special vote count.
Saudi Woman Killed in Car Crash While Learning to Drive

Saudi Woman Killed in Car Crash While Learning to Drive

A Saudi woman has lost her life in a car accident as she was learning to drive in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

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