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Iranian Acid Attack Victims Turn into Fashion Models

Iranian Acid Attack Victims Turn into Fashion Models

An Iranian institute has picked a number of female victims of acid attack as clothing models.
Divorced Iranian Lady Receives 1mn Roses as Marriage Portion

Divorced Iranian Lady Receives 1mn Roses as Marriage Portion  

A divorced Iranian lady has donated to martyrs all her marriage portion, which included one million roses.

‘Honour’ Killing of 14-Year-Old Girl Causes Outrage in Iran

The murder of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father coupled with a legal provision which does not allow the father to be served with eye-for-an-eye retribution has sent shockwaves across the nation and social media in Iran.
Female Iranian Calligrapher Writes Out Entire Quran with Gold Ink

Female Iranian Calligrapher Writes Out Entire Quran with Gold Ink

An Iranian calligrapher, who is said to be the second female calligrapher of the Muslim world, has written the entire Quran in the naskh style of calligraphy using gold ink.
Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

A senior Iranian official says the extent of domestic violence against women in Iran is less severe than that of other countries.
Titi Caravanserai A Historical Hotel Built on A Woman’s Order 3

Titi Caravanserai: A Historical Hotel Built on A Woman’s Order

Iran’s northern province of Gilan hosts a historical hotel, known as the “Titi Caravanserai”, which had been constructed upon the order of a female member of the royal family some 600 years ago.
VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs has encouraged people to contact a helpline to report the cases of domestic violence or child maltreatment as people have been told to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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Iran Urges Women Leaders to Act against US Bans amid COVID-19

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has written a letter to the women political leaders of the world, highlighting the impact of the US sanctions on Iran’s ability to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young Girl Volunteers to Purify Bodies of COVID-19 Victims before Burial

Young Girl Volunteers to Purify Bodies of COVID-19 Victims before Burial

A young Iranian lady is voluntarily purifying the dead bodies of coronavirus victims as part of the funeral ritual that all deceased people go through in the country.
Iranian Holy Shrine Used for Production of Masks amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Iranian Holy Shrine Used for Production of Masks amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The holy shrine of Shah Cheragh in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz has been temporarily turned into a workshop for local women producing masks amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the country.