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, Japan Highlight Women’s Role in Development

The second round of the Joint Iran-Japan Symposium ‘Women, Education, and Economic Empowerment’ held in Tokyo concluded on Friday.
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A female athlete whose career is built on ice

Iran’s female ice climber, who has won national and Asian medals, says she has set her sights on an Olympic medal.

Iran VP, Estonia President Discuss Promotion of Ties

Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affair Massoumeh Ebtekar has conferred on development of bilateral relations with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in Iceland.

Saudi Newspaper Provokes Anger after Insulting Iraqi Women

A Saudi newspaper caused uproar in the Muslim world on Sunday after publishing a fabricated report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) viewed as fuelling sectarian tensions.

Iranian Director Wins Young Talent ‘Women in Motion’ Award at Cannes

Iranian writer and director Ida Panahandeh, received this year's award for young talent jointly with two other young directors last night on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.
Iranian Woman Wins Gold at Asian Rock Climbing Cup

Iranian Woman Wins Gold at Asian Rock Climbing Cup

Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been crowned as the champion of Asia Cup - Wanxianshan 2017 in China, and clinched a gold medal at the prestigious sports event.
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The Magic Paintings by Women on the Mysterious Island

On Hormuz Island, the artery for Middle East oil and shipping, soil, rather than oil, has enchanted people’s lives, with earth paintings narrating the lives of the women in Hormuz. This god-given “soil art” can only be found on this 42km2 mysterious island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive

Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive but Still Denied Individual Identity

The pace of reforms in Saudi Arabia has long been so slow that when the country’s king announced that women in the kingdom have been granted the right to drive, his statements grabbed the headlines across the globe. This comes as many rights activists say despite the latest reforms, the condition of women in Saudi Arabia is not acceptable yet.
Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran

Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran  

A prominent Iranian women rights activist and one of the presidential hopefuls disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential election has issued a statement in defence of women’s right to become a president in Iran.
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Nigerian President under Fire for Saying His Wife ‘Belongs in Kitchen’[:es]Presidente de Nigeria bajo...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.[:es]El presidente de Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari ha sido ampliamente criticado por decir que su esposa, Aisha, pertenece a su cocina y sala de estar, en respuesta a la crítica pública de la primera dama.

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