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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IRIB chief names woman as deputy for radio affairs

Nasrin Abravani has become the first woman to take charge of the Radio Department of Iran’s broadcaster.
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Iran slams allegations of women’s rights violation

The Iranian judiciary chief has rejected reports that women’s rights are trampled in Iran or that mass executions have taken place in the country.
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Iran’s female vice president has been awarded Italy’s Minerva Award

Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar's endeavors on political and environmental fronts have been recognized in Rome.
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Inferiority, self-inflicted violence

One of the most extreme forms of self-inflicted violence experienced by some Iranian women is that they sell themselves short and become blind followers of imported aesthetic standards.
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One month in Mexico City; the women’s city

Mexico in the words of an Iranian filmmaker who traveled there to have her film screened at Guanajuato Film Festival.
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Iran’s Iron Lady

Iran’s Iron Lady talks about her family and working life.
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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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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.
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Women are in the lead in protecting the environment

Women’s contribution to and active involvement in efforts to preserve natural resources should never be overlooked.
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Will sexist attitudes toward the presence of women in stadiums end?

There are signs that Iranian women may find their way to stadiums

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