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 female athletes crowned in world cadet taekwondo event

Young Iranian female taekwondo artists have finished first at the second edition of the WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.
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The only woman who makes horseshoes in Iran (PHOTOS)

Making horseshoes for my horse inspired me to learn the skill, Ashnaei said.

Will women be allowed to attend major sporting events?

Iran’s vice-president for women affairs has talked in an interview about what government has done for women when it comes to presence in sporting arenas, broader representation in parliament and domestic violence.
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Panahizadeh named to world wrestling commission

Panahizadeh, who runs the International Department for the Iranian Wrestling Federation, becomes the first Iranian woman to serve on a United World Wrestling commission.
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An uphill ride for Iran’s female motocross racers

The story of a girl who has done great in a male-dominated sport.
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Women’s shelter; can they find home away from home?

Iran has established free support centers – with a homelike atmosphere –in a number of provinces for women subjected to domestic violence.
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Dolls, the victims’ best friends in a Tehran rehab center (PHOTOS)

The victims of social ills in a Tehran rehab center have found a good plaything to befriend.
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Story of Iranian woman with no arms gets global media attention

“Each body might have some limitations and deficiencies. But if you have a pure, elevated soul I think the body won't matter,” said the disabled Iranian woman.
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Iranian sportswoman who is crazy about skydiving (PHOTOS)

An exciting jump from a plane is the only sport which can get the Iranian girl’s adrenalin flowing.
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Bakery staffed by women in eastern Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery featuring hardworking Iranian women at work in a bakery whose staff is all women.

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