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.

Mahsa Qorbani

Iranian Female Referee Shines at Int’l Football Events

Mahsa Qorbani, an Iranian woman football referee who has judged several international women and men’s matches, is making headlines worldwide.

Iran Determined to Boost Women’s Role in National Development

The Iranian government has undertaken several measures to empower women and enhance their activities in social arenas and management, in the hope it will help accelerate the development of the country, a senior official says.

Iran Lets Women Civil Servants Wear Local Costumes at Work

Authorities have given the thumbs up to local traditional clothes being used by women in government institution in Hormozgan province, southern Iran.

Iran’s Women Futsal Team Crowned Asian Champions Again

The reigning champion Iran defeated Japan 5-2 to claim gold medal in the 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship on Saturday.

First Iranian Women Weightlifters Make History in Uzbekistan

The first team of female athletes in Iran’s weightlifting history has made their presence felt in Uzbekistan’s competitions.

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.

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