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.

Massoumeh Ebtekar

Iran Establishes Special Parliament for Women

A top Iranian official has underlined women’s key role in decision making processes, saying the formation of “Women’s Parliament” in Khorasan Razavi province is a significant change in this regard.
Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

Int’l Federation Permits Iranian Women to Waterski with Hijab

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has finally allowed Iranian women to attend Asian and international competitions while observing the Islamic dress-code (Hijab).
Female Iranian Motocross Racer Wants to Be World Champion3

Female Iranian Motocross Racer Wants to Be World Champion

Having won the title of the only Women’s Race Championship held in Iran, Behnaz Shafiei is now the most prominent Iranian woman motorcyclist, but she still has bigger ambitions.
‘A Good Feeling’ Campaign, Different Way to Promote Hijab in Tehran

‘A Good Feeling’ Campaign, Different Way to Promote Hijab in Tehran

Women who have recently converted to Islam or those who decided to change their lifestyle have launched a campaign in Tehran to promote the culture of wearing hijab.
Fatemeh Zolqadr

Iran Ready to Host Meeting of Female Asian MPs in 2018

Iran has expressed its readiness to host a 2018 meeting of women lawmakers from Asian parliaments, a female lawmaker said.
Iran Reviewing Bill to Protect Women against Violence

Iran Reviewing Bill to Protect Women against Violence

An Iranian official says a bill on protection of women against violence is being reviewed at the country’s Judiciary.

Women Mechanics Receiving Training in Iran

A group of women are being trained in the city of Borujerd in western Iranian province of Lorestan to become auto mechanics.
Iran Should Pick More Female Ambassadors: MP

Iran Should Pick More Female Ambassadors: MP

An Iranian parliamentarian has urged the Foreign Ministry to designate more women and Sunni ambassadors to other countries.
MP Backs Granting Nationality to Children with Foreign Fathers

MP Backs Granting Nationality to Children with Foreign Fathers

An Iranian lawmaker says granting Iranian nationality to the children born to an Iranian mother and a non-Iranian father not only is a must for population management, but can also decrease insecurity in the country.
Iran Gets Its 12th Woman Mayor

Iran Gets Its 12th Woman Mayor

The twelfth female mayor of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s history has begun her work, setting the stage for more ladies to assume top jobs in the country.

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