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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Party politics: A party for women or partisans of women’s political activity?

Three female political players set out reasons why Iranian women are underrepresented in executive bodies and how the current trend can be reversed.
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A first female minister in a populist government

A female Iranian manager says that women have gone a long way to stop gender discrimination in society, but still more needs to be done before they can declare the fight is over.
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Iranian women scale mountain to promote peace (PHOTOS)

The climb was part of an "Ascent for Peace" program.
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Women braver than men in bungee jumping

Unlike many men who go back on their decision to bungee jump, I have never seen a woman on a bungee-jumping platform back off, said a trainer in Tehran.
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Iranian female athletes crowned in world cadet taekwondo event

Young Iranian female taekwondo artists have finished first at the second edition of the WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.
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The only woman who makes horseshoes in Iran (PHOTOS)

Making horseshoes for my horse inspired me to learn the skill, Ashnaei said.

Will women be allowed to attend major sporting events?

Iran’s vice-president for women affairs has talked in an interview about what government has done for women when it comes to presence in sporting arenas, broader representation in parliament and domestic violence.
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Panahizadeh named to world wrestling commission

Panahizadeh, who runs the International Department for the Iranian Wrestling Federation, becomes the first Iranian woman to serve on a United World Wrestling commission.
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An uphill ride for Iran’s female motocross racers

The story of a girl who has done great in a male-dominated sport.
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Women’s shelter; can they find home away from home?

Iran has established free support centers – with a homelike atmosphere –in a number of provinces for women subjected to domestic violence.

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