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.

‘Diplomatic Ladies’ Hold Food, Handicrafts Festival in Tehran

A festival of food and handicrafts was held in Tehran on Thursday by the Diplomatic Spouses' Association of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Afghan Woman Runs Largest Hospital Clothing Workshop in Iran

Zeinab Shaban, a thirty-four-year-old Afghan woman who is living in Iran, has launched a successful business and manufactures hospital clothing to help Afghan and Iranian staff.

Flight Captained by Two Women for First Time in Iran

For the first time in Iran, two women pilots have captained a flight, which took over 160 passengers from Tehran to Mashhad and brought almost the same number of people back to Tehran.

Law that Let Iranian Women Pass Nationality to Children Takes Effect

Iran’s Ministry of Interior says the law that allows Iranian women with non-Iranian husbands to pass their own nationality to their children has officially come into force.

Iran Celebrates Women’s First Free Stadium Attendance with 14 Goals

Iran’s national football team pulled off a landslide victory over Cambodia, scoring seven in either half to send them well clear at the top of Group C, in a day when Iranian women were allowed to freely attend the stadium for the first time in 40 years.
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Int’l Paralympic Committee Praises Iranian Shooter as ‘Pistol Queen’

A few days before the start of the World Paralympic Championships in Sydney, the website of the International Paralympic Committee chose an interesting nickname for the Iranian shooter Sareh Javanmardi, calling her “The Pistol Queen”.
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Nearly 19% of State Managerial Posts Run by Women: Iran VP

Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs says roughly 19 percent of managerial posts at government institutions in the country are run by women, and the figure is expected to grow.

Iran Vice President: Women’s Entry into Stadiums A Step Forward

Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs has lauded the admission of women to football stadiums as an important step forward for the protection of women’s rights.

Iranian Girl Wins AIAA’s Top Aircraft Design Award

An Iranian girl has made her childhood dream come true by presenting a plan for building some kind of airplane which earned her a prestigious title.
Iranian Mothers Can Now Pass Nationality to Children

Iran Ratifies Law to Let Mothers Pass Nationality to Children

Iran’s legislation watchdog, the Guardian Council, has finally approved a law that allows children with an Iranian mother and a non-Iranian father to obtain the country’s citizenship.