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 Villagers Defend Women’s Right to Go to Stadiums

A village in southern Iran made headlines after photos of a football match in the rural area went viral, showing female spectators watching the match and players defending women’s right to go to stadiums.

Iranian, American Girls Play “Friendly” Football Match in Italy

While US President Donald Trump has been making threats against Iran on a daily basis, the female footballers of Iran and the US played a friendly match to show the two nations are at peace with each other.

Iraq Elections: Fake Sex Tapes Created to Taint Female Candidates

The release of sex tapes purportedly belonging to two female candidates in Iraq’s upcoming elections on the social media has sparked deep concerns among the country’s public opinion.

Girls Selling Handicrafts Online to Help Develop Their Remote Village

A group of Iranian girls from a faraway village in Iran’s most underdeveloped province have come up with a new initiative to sell their handmade crafts and spend the money they earn in the education and health sectors of their village.
ebtekar

Iran, Sweden Discuss Promoting Women’s Role in Economy

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar says women can play a leading role in the expansion of economic ties between Tehran and Stockholm.

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.

Over 3,000 Yazidi Women Abducted by ISIS Still Missing

An Iraqi parliamentarian says the fate of about 3,100 Yazidi women and girls abducted by the ISIS terrorist group in 2014 is still unknown.

Rallies Held to Condemn Saudi-Paid Mercenary’s Abuse of Yemeni Woman

Yemenis from all walks of life have held rallies and issued separate statements vehemently condemning the abuse of a Yemeni woman by a Sudanese mercenary in western al-Hudaydah province.

Iran Holds First Women’s Triathlon National Championship

The first national triathlon championship was held in Tehran’s Azadi sports complex on Thursday, in the presence of International Triathlon Union President Marisol Casado.
Massoumeh Ebtekar

2,700 NGOs Working in Iran on Women, Family Affairs: VP

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs says the hundreds of governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of women rights are ‘national assets’ of the country.

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