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1st International Congress of Influential Women
The 1st International Congress of Influential Women was inaugurated on Friday morning in Tehran with a speech by Iranian Vice President for Women’s Affairs.
Leader: Stage must be set for women to join Iran’s decision-making bodies
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the ground should be paved for a more active participation of Iranian women in different ranks of the country’s decision-making sectors.
Iranian universities ready to admit Afghan students after Taliban ban
Three gender-specific universities in Iran have expressed readiness to enroll hundreds of Afghan women after the Taliban barred female students from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan.
Iran’s Kurash lady crowned world’s best female player of year
Iranian Kurash player Fatemeh Barmaki has been crowned as the world’s best female athlete of the year 2022 in her sports category by the International Kurash Federation.
Iran: US-led resolution to cancel UN body membership political move
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani strongly condemned the approval of a resolution drafted by the United States to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). He described the move as political without legal basis.
Iran rights body rejects anti-women accusations
The High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran has issued a statement in reaction to a “meddlesome communique” by foreign ministers of the US and its allies, condemning “unfounded allegations” against Tehran on the rights of Iranian women.
Iran’s future on UN women’s rights body to be decided within days: Diplomats
A US push for Iran to be removed from a UN women's body will be voted on Dec. 14, diplomats say. Tehran says Western countries lack the competence to decide about the issues pertaining to human rights in Iran.
Industrial rope access: A job between air and ground
Pegah Farajian, 42, is an Iranian business management expert. She used to serve as an employee at a private firm for 10 years, and when she decided to change her occupation, she went for a job that she loved and was close to her favorite sports field.
Women attend football match in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium
Women in Iran for the first time bought tickets to watch a national football match between two soccer clubs at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Fencer grabs Iranian women’s 1st epee medal in history
A fencer won the first medal in the history of Iranian women's epee fencing in the 5th edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games 2021 in Turkey.
Iran’s women’s volleyball team takes silver at ISG 2021
Iran’s women’s volleyball team lost to Turkey 3-0 in the final match of the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games on Monday night, securing a silver medal in the competitions.
Iranian female weightlifter wins gold in Turkey, makes history
Elham Hosseini has gained the first gold medal in the history of Iranian women’s weightlifting after shining out in the 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Games in the Turkish city of Konya.
Iranian female runner takes silver at Islamic Games
Iranian runner Farzaneh Fasihi gained the silver medal of The 5th Islamic Countries Solidarity Games field and track competitions in 100-meter running in the Turkish city of Konya.
Iran’s Paridar awarded as best female chess coach in world
Iran’s national chess team’s head coach Shadi Paridar has been awarded by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as the best female coach in 2022.
First Iranian female climber conquers K2 summit
Afsaneh Hesami Fard’s name went down in history as the first Iranian female climber who reached the 8611-meter K2 peak in the Karakoram Range on the China-Pakistan border on Friday.
Venezuela 1st lady meets Iran’s VP for women affairs, activists
First Lady of Venezuela Cilia Flores along with Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Ensieh Khazali held a meeting with a number of female social and political activists in Tehran.
How two Iranian women reached the peak of Mount Everest
Last month, two Iranian women managed to reach the top of Mount Everest. Afsaneh Hesamifard and Elham Ramezani arrived at the peak on May 14 and 15, respectively, within a 30-day period.
Female Iranian filmmakers, actresses condemn ‘sexual violence’ in cinema
Iranian female filmmakers and actresses have issued a statement to condemn what they have called violence against women in the country’s cinema.
Young Ukrainian woman converts to Islam in southwest Iran
A young Ukrainian woman has recently converted from Christianity to Islam in southwestern Iran, after developing an interest in the holy religion and its dress code.
Raisi hails Iranian women’s history-making role in Islamic Revolution
Marking the National Women’s Day, President Ebrahim Raisi has paid tribute to Iranian women for the “history-making” role they played in the country’s important historical junctures, including the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the ensuing Sacred Defense against Iraqi imposed war.
Iranians mark National Mother’s Day
The 20th of the month of Jamadi-us-Sani on the Lunar Calendar, which falls on January 23 this year, marks the anniversary of the birthday of Hazrat Zahra, the beloved daughter of the Prophet Mohammad.
2k women to watch Iran FIFA qualifiers in stadiums
Iranian football officials have decided to allow two-thousand women to go to a Tehran’s stadium to watch the FIFA world cup qualifiers against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
Iranian goalie nominated for best women goalkeeper of 2021
Iran futsal goalkeeper Farzaneh Tavasoli has been shortlisted for the best women goalkeeper of the world in 2021.
Iran keeper again best player of match in IHF women world champs
Iran’s goalkeeper Fatemeh Khalili has once more won the the title of the best player of the match in the President’s Cup of the IHF women world championships underway in Spain.
Iran’s Leader meets nurses, families of late medical staff caring for COVID patients
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has received a host of nurses and families of medical personnel who lost their lives to COVID-19 while treating and caring for patients inflicted with the deadly virus.