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.

Girls Selling Handicrafts Online to Help Develop Their Remote Village

A group of Iranian girls from a faraway village in Iran’s most underdeveloped province have come up with a new initiative to sell their handmade crafts and spend the money they earn in the education and health sectors of their village.
ebtekar

Iran, Sweden Discuss Promoting Women’s Role in Economy

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar says women can play a leading role in the expansion of economic ties between Tehran and Stockholm.

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.

Over 3,000 Yazidi Women Abducted by ISIS Still Missing

An Iraqi parliamentarian says the fate of about 3,100 Yazidi women and girls abducted by the ISIS terrorist group in 2014 is still unknown.

Rallies Held to Condemn Saudi-Paid Mercenary’s Abuse of Yemeni Woman

Yemenis from all walks of life have held rallies and issued separate statements vehemently condemning the abuse of a Yemeni woman by a Sudanese mercenary in western al-Hudaydah province.

Iran Holds First Women’s Triathlon National Championship

The first national triathlon championship was held in Tehran’s Azadi sports complex on Thursday, in the presence of International Triathlon Union President Marisol Casado.
Massoumeh Ebtekar

2,700 NGOs Working in Iran on Women, Family Affairs: VP

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs says the hundreds of governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of women rights are ‘national assets’ of the country.
Iran Foreign Ministry

Iran to Appoint Three Female Ambassadors

A new report says the Iranian Foreign Ministry is to appoint three female ambassadors, including a Sunni woman, in the near future in a move that would increase the total number of women envoys to four.

Charity Concert Held in Tehran to Raise Funds for Mothers in Prison

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has organized a benefit concert in Tehran to raise funds for the release of incarcerated moms as part of a campaign called “Prison No Place for Mothers”.

Iran Air to Recruit Female Pilots for First Time

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.

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