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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Here Is Afghanistan’s Shaolin Club for Girls

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.
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Zambian Woman Slammed for Marrying 92-Year-Old White Man

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.
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Gender Equality Key to National Security: Iranian Activist

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.
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Female Pakistani MP Threatens to Self-Immolate after Harassment in Parliament

A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to burn herself after she was harassed by male colleagues in the parliament.

Rural Women in Iran Weaving Carpets with Two Silky Sides

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.
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Exclusive Hangouts for Girls in Tehran

Girls in Tehran can enjoy their leisure time in exclusive centres with facilities such as resorts, coffee shops and amphitheatres.
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Female Iranian Governor Wears Traditional Costume

In all formal situations, the Governor of a city in Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran wears the region’s local costume.
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MP Says Women’s Laws in Iran Are Inadequate

Iran’s laws fail to sufficiently protect women’s rights in family issues including marriage and divorce, said an Iranian lawmaker.
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Iranian Vice-President Slams Violence against Women

Shahindokht Molaverdi, Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs, says violence against women amounts to the violation of human rights, and should be stopped in Iran.
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Yemeni Mother Loses 5 Children in Saudi Airstrikes

The airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition have killed an elderly Yemeni woman’s five children in the ongoing war against the poor Arab nation.

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