Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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Knock on wood; female carpenters have knocked down gender barriers

Two female Iranian carpenters sail into unchartered waters and grapple with problems of an all-male profession.

Mahak Charity among world’s top 10 NGOs

Mahak Charity, which builds on philanthropic activities and public donations to save children lives, was the world’s tenth top NGO in 2013.

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya joins campaign to help the homeless

Motamed-Arya’s prize will go under the hammer and the proceeds will go to a campaign to shelter the homeless.

Iranian women as old as millennia-old history

Sharq daily in an opinion piece analyzes the history and future of Iranian women, saying that the modern world has to live with gender equality.

Renowned director to auction prize to help build a shelter for women rough sleepers

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s international award will be put up for sale; the proceeds will go to a charity to offer accommodations to homeless women in Tehran.

Clash of Clans at a place of rest

Clash of Clans, a mobile video game, has turned into a good recipe for Tehran’s coffeehouses to absorb more customers.

Charity begins at the environment

A bottle cap-collecting campaign in Tabriz helps both the environment and disabled people.

Sepandarmazgan, Persian Feast to Respect Women, Earth, Life

Iranians celebrate Sepandarmazgan in which women, the Earth and life which all have one thing in common – reproduction – are respected and praised.

When the going gets soft, people go shopping

Iran’s economy is improving and one of its signs is people’s shopping excursions before the New Year.

Individual actions have no place in the world

The Chairman of the Expediency Council has said in a message to an International Brand Strategy Conference that Iran’s dignity is closely interwoven with the quality products it makes at home or sends abroad.

I feel extremely comfortable and totally safe in Iran: female Norwegian diplomat

Iran is a fascinating country; the Iranian people are extremely friendly and hospitable and such matters help me feel at home in Iran, said the Norwegian ambassador to Iran.

Students shave heads in sympathy with teacher (Photos)

Students in a school in Hamadan, western Iran, have shaved their heads to show sympathy with their teacher who is terminally ill.

He did not lose his life, life lost him

Hassan Hazer Moshar, a self-taught artist who took up art at the age 70 after he came out of a coma, has passed away.

Seminary official and students weigh in on a TV series about clerics

Seminary students lead a simple and unassuming life. Unfortunately, the younger generation only knows clerics through TV.

The world needs justice-based peace, not temporary ceasefire

Abbas Kiarostami, a famed Iranian filmmaker, is told by those fighting on battlefields about what happened during the Iraq-Iran war which touched the lives of so many people.

Day of People with Disability in the eyes of people with no disability

Iranian dailies mark the International Day of People with Disability.

A disabled devotee en-route to Karbala on all fours

A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.

Wars are fought on and off the battlefield

Basij Week, an opportunity to figure out what the volunteer force has done for Iran in combat and non-combat roles.

Reference groups of Iranian youth have changed

A Tehran University Professor Taghi Azad Armaki brings into sharper focus the emotional reaction people showed to the untimely death of Morteza Pashaei, a pop singer.

Feeling of Inferiority; Self-inflicted Violence against Women

One of the most extreme forms of self-inflicted violence experienced by some Iranian women is that they sell themselves short and become blind followers of imported aesthetic standards.

Kids in Tehran go to museums to listen to tales, so the story goes

Seven museums in Tehran host cultural events in which the public, children and adults alike, are being told tales in what is meant to encourage people to develop book reading habits.

Some Tunisians pick Iranian names for their children

The positive light Prophet Muhammad cast of Iranians prompts some Tunisians to choose Iranian names for their children.

Christians in Isfahan celebrate the 350th anniversary of a famous church

A service is held in Isfahan to mark the 350th anniversary of a very old place of worship.

Iran’s Iron Lady

Iran’s Iron Lady talks about her family and working life.

A geek motivated by his parents

The mother of a top Iranian computer programmer says her pursuit of knowledge has inspired her son.

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