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.

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Iran Appoints Sunni Woman as Local Governor

The Islamic Republic of Iran has appointed, for the first time, a Sunni woman as the head of a village in North Khorasan province in the country’s northeast.
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.
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A first female minister in a populist government

A female Iranian manager says that women have gone a long way to stop gender discrimination in society, but still more needs to be done before they can declare the fight is over.
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In a man-ruled kingdom, an Iranian woman goes all alone

A female Iranian bus driver has hit the road to prove that women don’t have to take a back seat to men as far as certain jobs are concerned.
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Iran’s Proposal for Muslim Women’s Singlet Accepted by United World Wrestling

The United World Wrestling has accepted the proposal submitted by Iran’s Wrestling Federation about a new style for female wrestlers.
Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has finally allowed Iranian women to attend Asian and international competitions while observing the Islamic dress-code (Hijab).
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Iranian parties are too masculine

A female activist says political parties in Iran are dominated by men and should do more to give women a bigger role to play in their ranks.

World Hijab Day

First day of February has been named as” World Hijab Day”. On this occasion, non- Muslim women and Muslim women who do not observe the Islamic dress code are invited to wear headscarf.

Iranian Girl Wins National Rally Contest

Leila Peykanpour, an Iranian girl from Isfahan, claimed the title in the first round of a national rally championship in KIA Pride Class. According to...
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Story of Iranian woman with no arms gets global media attention

“Each body might have some limitations and deficiencies. But if you have a pure, elevated soul I think the body won't matter,” said the disabled Iranian woman.

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