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.

Women at Front Line of Fight against Violence: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.

West’s Gender Equality Just A Claim: Iran’s Leader

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the West’s talk of gender equality is just a claim.

High School Girls Free Imprisoned Iranian Mother

A mother has returned home thanks to a successful fundraising campaign set up by a group of high school girls in Tehran.

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Female parliamentarians have called for broader participation of women in the Iranian society, particularly its labour market and politics, arguing it will help spur the development of the 80-million nation.

Inside the First Iranian Museum Dedicated to a Female Artist

Monir Shahroudi Farmanfarmaian, an acclaimed 93-year-old artist known for her elaborate mosaics made of mirrored glass, is among Iran’s biggest artistic names at home and abroad.

Tehran Hosts Live Fashion Design Contest

A live fashion design contest was recently held in the Iranian capital Tehran as part of 7th Fajr International Fashion and Clothing Festival.

Fashion, Clothing Festival Underway in Tehran

The 7th Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival has kicked off in the Iranian capital Tehran and will be open to visitors until March 4, 2018.

Iranian Women Claim First-Ever Title in Asian Handball Championship

Iran won the title of the 2018 West Asian Women's Handball Championship on Wednesday.

Saudi Tribesmen Not Allowed to See Their Wives’ Faces

Men in a number of tribes in southern Saudi Arabia are banned forever from seeing the faces of their female family members including their wives.

Iranian Woman Breaks Mideast’s Long-Distance Swimming Record

An Iranian woman has broken the Middle East’s record for long-distance swimming, vowing to break her new record next year.

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