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 Women Often Don’t Report Sexual Abuse

Despite certain regulations on violence against Iranian women, the ones who suffer sexual abuse often don’t disclose it due to a lack of social support.
Azar Mansouri

Rouhani Administration Promoting Gender Equality in Iran: Activist

An Iranian women’s rights activist has described as positive the government’s efforts to bridge the gender gap existing in the Iranian society.
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Here Is Afghanistan’s Shaolin Club for Girls

A group of Afghan girls in Western Kabul practice the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords.
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Zambian Woman Slammed for Marrying 92-Year-Old White Man

A young Zambian woman named Charity Mumba has caused a storm on social media, after marrying a “wealthy” 92-year-old white South African man.
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Gender Equality Key to National Security: Iranian Activist

An Iranian women rights activist hailed a recent bill passed by the Parliament to ensure gender equality in the country, and highlighted the key role such equality plays in national security.
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Female Pakistani MP Threatens to Self-Immolate after Harassment in Parliament

A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to burn herself after she was harassed by male colleagues in the parliament.

Rural Women in Iran Weaving Carpets with Two Silky Sides

Women in Doidokh village in northeastern Iran are well-known for the silk carpets they weave, the majority of which are exported to other countries.
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Exclusive Hangouts for Girls in Tehran

Girls in Tehran can enjoy their leisure time in exclusive centres with facilities such as resorts, coffee shops and amphitheatres.
Homeyra Rigi

Female Iranian Governor Wears Traditional Costume

In all formal situations, the Governor of a city in Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran wears the region’s local costume.
Soheila Jelodarzadeh

MP Says Women’s Laws in Iran Are Inadequate

Iran’s laws fail to sufficiently protect women’s rights in family issues including marriage and divorce, said an Iranian lawmaker.

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