Women

All News about Iranian 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.

VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs has encouraged people to contact a helpline to report the cases of domestic violence or child maltreatment as people have been told to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Massoumeh Ebtekar

Iran Urges Women Leaders to Act against US Bans amid COVID-19

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has written a letter to the women political leaders of the world, highlighting the impact of the US sanctions on Iran’s ability to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young Girl Volunteers to Purify Bodies of COVID-19 Victims before Burial

Young Girl Volunteers to Purify Bodies of COVID-19 Victims before Burial

A young Iranian lady is voluntarily purifying the dead bodies of coronavirus victims as part of the funeral ritual that all deceased people go through in the country.
Iranian Woman Weightlifter-cum-Nurse Helping COVID-19 Patients

Iranian Woman Weightlifter-cum-Nurse Helping COVID-19 Patients

An Iranian woman weightlifter, who has attended international contests for the first time, has now rolled up her sleeves to help fight the coronavirus.
Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

Women in villages in southeastern Iran are using their skills to breathe new life into local underground water canals.
Iran’s VP Orders Aid to Female Breadwinners Affected by Coronavirus

Iran’s VP Orders Aid to Female Breadwinners Affected by Coronavirus

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has issued an order to provide special support for the female-householder families and mitigate the harmful effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak on them.
President Rouhani Says Women’s Role Growing in Iran

President Rouhani Says Women’s Role Growing in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted his administration’s efforts to promote gender equality in the country, underlining a plan to allocate at least 30 percent of administrative management jobs to women.
Iran Appoints Female Ambassador to Denmark

Iran Appoints Female Ambassador to Denmark

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Afsaneh Nadipour as the country’s new ambassador of the Islamic Republic to Denmark.

Iranian Woman to Receive French Order of Arts and Letters

Iranian art gallery manager Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh has been invited by the French Minister of Culture to receive the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in early 2020.

20-Year-Old Girl Breaks Iran Clean Sheet Record

Zahra Khajavi, a goalkeeper playing for a women’s football club in Iran’s Kurdistan Province, has broken the country’s clean sheet record after not conceding a goal for 950 minutes.