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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Iranian Girls in Off-Road Motorcycle Race

Iranian girls took part in the first Women’s Motocross Race in Tehran. The race was inaugurated for the first time in a ceremony on...
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Women’s Key Role in Iran’s Shahsevan Tribe

Hectic women of Shahsevan nomadic tribes play key roles in the economic life of their community, which is usually hosted by Sabalan outskirts during...
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Dress Code Discrimination in Favour of Saudi Royal Women

A short look at the way average Saudi women are obliged to dress and their controlled activities in the society attest to the fact that royal women of Saudi Arabia do not adhere to the laws and principles of the Kingdom as much as other women do.
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Iranian Female Flag Bearer Competing in Rio Olympics and Paralympics

Hours after making her Olympic debut, Iranian archer Zahra Nemati carried her country's flag in the opening ceremony on Friday.

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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Female Bikers in Shiraz National Championship

Iranian female bikers took part in National Biking Championship in Shiraz, Fars Province, on Monday, July 18.
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Hard-Working Women in Farms of Northeastern Iran

Northeastern province of Golestan is economically dependent on agriculture, and women play a key role in running the industry though in a traditional way.    
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Growing Trend of Abortions in Iran

Statistics indicate that the number of people who visit medical centres for abortions has tripled within the past 10 years. Here’s IFP’s translation of a recent report on the subject by Khabar Online:
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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.
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“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.

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