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 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.

First Iranian Woman Elected to US National Academy of Sciences

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first Iranian woman elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) after she set the record of the first ever woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

“Woman against Woman” on the Wall of Mojdeh Gallery

Woman against Woman is a curious title for a photography exhibition which remakes great painters’ works, such as those of Picasso, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt,...

Iran Committed to Gender Equality: Molaverdi

The Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi said the government is determined to meet its objective of guaranteeing gender equality.

Iran-Japan ‘Women in Development’ Symposium Kicks Off

The first Iran-Japan symposium on 'Women's Roles in Sustainable Development' began in the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) in the capital on May 9.

“Iranian Women Do Not Give Up Easily”: Tech Girl Roxanne Varza

31-year-old Roxanne Varza placed 6th in Business Insider’s Top 30 Women under 30 in Tech back in 2013. She is trilingual, and holds degrees...

Iranian People Break Record Number of Women MPs

Iran’s 10th Parliament will break the Islamic Republic’s all-time record of women in the legislative body, with 17 female candidates elected in the February 26 (round one) and April 29 (run-off) polls.
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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.

Sareh Bayat Crowned Best Actress at Tiburon Film Festival

Sareh Bayat was awarded the Best Actress title at the 10th Tiburon International Film Festival, for her role in Abbas Rafei’s Oblivion Season.

MP: Religious Rules Apply if Women Attend Sports Stadia

The views of grand ayatollahs should be considered, even if the presence of women in sports stadiums to watch certain matches does not face any opposition, MP Ali Motahhari has said.

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