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Iranian Women News

Women in modern Iran remain a pressing and important topic, and are covered here with relevant news, reports and opinion from across many fields.

“Chador Shab” Weaving in Northern Iranian Village

Qassemabad village in Roodsar County, Gilan Province, is internationally known for its traditional costumes. However, the Chador Shab, a kind of homemade outer garment for women, is also woven by female weavers in this region.
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Female MPs to Focus on Empowering Women Breadwinners

Implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at empowering women heads of families is the priority of female parliamentarians, MP Soheila Jelodarzadeh said.
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National Environment Awards: Women’s Society, Kimiyaye-Sabz and Mehr Foundation Honoured

The winners of the 11th National Environment Award were announced during a ceremony attended by First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.
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Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets on Show in Tehran

A new exhibition of paintings, inspired by the wonderful motifs and attractive colours of Persian carpets, has opened at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery.
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Drought in Eastern Iran

The following photos taken in Sistan and Baluchestan Province show four female villagers whose husbands have left their families and the drought-hit village in order to earn money in other cities.

Iranian Men and Women Compete in National Rally

The first round of a national rally was held on Friday in Fars province, on a path from Shiraz to Zarqan, Marvdasht, and finally...

Iranian Director Wins Young Talent ‘Women in Motion’ Award at Cannes

Iranian writer and director Ida Panahandeh, received this year's award for young talent jointly with two other young directors last night on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.

First Iranian Woman Elected to US National Academy of Sciences

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first Iranian woman elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) after she set the record of the first ever woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

“Woman against Woman” on the Wall of Mojdeh Gallery

Woman against Woman is a curious title for a photography exhibition which remakes great painters’ works, such as those of Picasso, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt,...

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.

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