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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Top EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Muslim Headscarf

The European Union’s top court ruled that EU companies have the right to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols, such as the Islamic headscarf.

Working Women in Iran Can Receive Paid Leave for Adopting Kids

working women who adopt children under the age of three are now entitled to 84 days of paid leave, the Ministry of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare said in a new directive.

189% Increase in Employment of Iranian Women in Executive Jobs

Iran’s minister of labour says the number of Iranian women employed in executive positions shows a huge growth compared with three years ago.

Mothers Are Not Fulltime Nurses

In a recent meeting in Tehran, Iranian researchers and psychologists discussed mothers’ problems in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Iran, Japan Highlight Women’s Role in Development

The second round of the Joint Iran-Japan Symposium ‘Women, Education, and Economic Empowerment’ held in Tokyo concluded on Friday.
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Iranian Women Often Don’t Report Sexual Abuse

Despite certain regulations on violence against Iranian women, the ones who suffer sexual abuse often don’t disclose it due to a lack of social support.
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Rouhani Administration Promoting Gender Equality in Iran: Activist

An Iranian women’s rights activist has described as positive the government’s efforts to bridge the gender gap existing in the Iranian society.
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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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