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Iran-Vatican Cooperation to Help Solve Problems of Women and Families: VP

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Mowlaverdi stressed on Wednesday, June 15, that the cooperation between Tehran and Vatican City and other countries will help solve problems facing women and families.

“Women to Make Up 45% of Labour Market in Iran by 2026”

Within the next ten years, about 45% of the Iranian labour market will be in the hands of women, Moslem Khani, an advisor to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare said on Monday June 13.

Shooter Khedmati Wins Gold at Olympic Games Training Camp

Iranian female sports shooter Najmeh Khedmati has put on an awe-inspiring display of skills at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France, and managed to snatch a gold medal.

Iranian Women Prepare Gushfil in Ramadan

Gushfil is a traditional sweet pastry often cooked during Ramadan across different cities of Iran. In these photos, women in Arak, Markazi province, prepare...

“Chador Shab” Weaving in Northern Iranian Village

Qassemabad village in Roodsar County, Gilan Province, is internationally known for its traditional costumes. However, the Chador Shab, a kind of homemade outer garment for women, is also woven by female weavers in this region.

Female MPs to Focus on Empowering Women Breadwinners

Implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at empowering women heads of families is the priority of female parliamentarians, MP Soheila Jelodarzadeh said.

National Environment Awards: Women’s Society, Kimiyaye-Sabz and Mehr Foundation Honoured

The winners of the 11th National Environment Award were announced during a ceremony attended by First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.
Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets

Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets on Show in Tehran

A new exhibition of paintings, inspired by the wonderful motifs and attractive colours of Persian carpets, has opened at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery.

Drought in Eastern Iran

The following photos taken in Sistan and Baluchestan Province show four female villagers whose husbands have left their families and the drought-hit village in order to earn money in other cities.

Iranian Men and Women Compete in National Rally

The first round of a national rally was held on Friday in Fars province, on a path from Shiraz to Zarqan, Marvdasht, and finally...

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