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 Using Music to Teach Alphabets to Nomads

Parvin Bahmani, an Iranian musician, has been teaching alphabets to nomadic children through music, dancing, and songs.
Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament Held in Iran’s Kashan

Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament Held in Iran’s Kashan

The first edition of women's arm wrestling tournament has been held in the central Iranian city of Kashan.

180 Iranian Female Filmmakers to Compete in Int’l Festival

A record-breaking number of Iranian female filmmakers are set to take part in different sections of an international film festival due to be held within the next two weeks.
‘A Jewel Named Maryam Mirzakhani’

‘A Jewel Named Maryam Mirzakhani’

Iran’s former education minister has referred to the late Iranian math genius, Maryam Mirzakhani, as a gem stone, saying it was too early for her to die.
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.
IranAir

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.
Saman Arastoo

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.

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