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.
An Iranian women’s rights activist has described as positive the government’s efforts to bridge the gender gap existing in the Iranian society.
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.
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.
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.
A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to burn herself after she was harassed by male colleagues in the parliament.
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.
Girls in Tehran can enjoy their leisure time in exclusive centres with facilities such as resorts, coffee shops and amphitheatres.
In all formal situations, the Governor of a city in Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran wears the region’s local costume.
Iran’s laws fail to sufficiently protect women’s rights in family issues including marriage and divorce, said an Iranian lawmaker.