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Married Girls Not Expelled from Day Schools in Iran Anymore

Day schools in Iran used to expel married students and send them to boarding schools on the pretext that they would give their classmates early awareness of marital matters, but the expulsions are going to stop.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.

Over 8,000 Rapid HIV Testing Centres Active in Iran

Iran’s health ministry says the country has managed to quadruple the number of its HIV rapid testing centres from 2,000 in 2017 to 8,200 in 2018.

Celebrities Help Quake-Hit People of Kermanshah Cope with Tragedy

One year has passed since a deadly quake jolted the western province of Kermanshah in Iran, leaving over 600 people dead. From the early minutes after the tragic quake, many Iranians including celebrities rushed to the affected areas, offering help to their quake-hit fellowmen.

Outrageous Cosmetic Surgeries Becoming All the Rage in Iran

The so-called “donkey ears” and “cat’s eyes” are the latest beauty surgery trends in Iran after “pig noses” and “camel lips.”

Three Girls Arrested in Tehran for Joyriding Luxury Cars

Three Iranian girls were recently arrested in the capital city Tehran for stealing luxury cars to go for joy rides.

The Old Road; A Thrilling Drama on Violence against Women

Manijeh Hekmat, a prominent Iranian filmmaker, in her latest work “The Old Road,” has addressed the social problem of violence against women, at a time when the issue has turned into a matter of discussion for thinkers around the world.

Drinking Dodgy Booze Kills, Poisons 300 Iranians

Alcohol poisoning has taken the lives of at least 27 people and caused over 300 others to be hospitalized in three Iranian cities.

Free Concert for Iranians to Feel Better amid Economic Woes

Homayoun Shajarian, a well-known Iranian singer, says he is ready to perform a free outdoor concert in order to help people feel better and forget about their economic problems for a few hours.
Poverty

Seven Ways to Combat Poverty

In any nation of the world, you are likely to find part of the population living lives of ease and pleasure, enjoying luxuries and indulging in rare and exotic experiences. Within those same populations are people who cannot afford the necessities of life, let alone dream of lavish lifestyles. These segments of society are often lacking shelter, enough food to eat, clean water, and basic clothing.

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