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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.
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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...

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...

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