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.

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.
Iran Foreign Ministry

Iran to Appoint Three Female Ambassadors

A new report says the Iranian Foreign Ministry is to appoint three female ambassadors, including a Sunni woman, in the near future in a move that would increase the total number of women envoys to four.

Charity Concert Held in Tehran to Raise Funds for Mothers in Prison

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has organized a benefit concert in Tehran to raise funds for the release of incarcerated moms as part of a campaign called “Prison No Place for Mothers”.

Iran Air to Recruit Female Pilots for First Time

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.

Photos of Eminent Iranian Women on Tehran Billboards

Tehran Municipality is displaying the portraits of a number of prominent Iranian women on billboards across the capital.

Iranian VP Calls for Formation of Global Network against Violence

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar has called for the establishment of a network among governments, parliaments, NGOs, and women activists to promote peace and security not only in the Middle East but at the international level.

Women at Front Line of Fight against Violence: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.

West’s Gender Equality Just A Claim: Iran’s Leader

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the West’s talk of gender equality is just a claim.

High School Girls Free Imprisoned Iranian Mother

A mother has returned home thanks to a successful fundraising campaign set up by a group of high school girls in Tehran.

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Female parliamentarians have called for broader participation of women in the Iranian society, particularly its labour market and politics, arguing it will help spur the development of the 80-million nation.

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