Iran Committed to Gender Equality: Molaverdi

The Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi said the government is determined to meet its objective of guaranteeing gender equality.

The government seeks to establish equality and coordination among women’s multiple roles, said Molaverdi while addressing an Iran-Japan seminar on the theme of women, peace and sustainable development, which got underway in Tehran on Monday, May 9.

“The Iranian government’s measures to that end will lead to improvements in the situation of women and stronger families,” she added.

“Today, the world is focusing on ways to ensure that women can make active and sustainable contributions in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals.”

“The world stresses that there be a special focus on women’s needs, an issue to which Iran also attaches significance,” she added.

To back up her words, she referred to the record election of 18 women to Iran’s Majlis [Parliament] this year.

On women’s health, Molaverdi said that Iran was a pioneer in the region.

All of these measures, she said, will prepare the ground for encouraging women to play active roles in terms of sustainable development.

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