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Women’s share of Majlis approvals

Women’s share of Majlis approvals

The Iranian parliament (Majlis), demonstrating a colorful presence of female representatives, has taken great steps to fulfill women’s demands. It has passed supportive regulations for security and contribution of women to social activities in the p

UK Firms Touted as Top Employers for Women Pay them Less than Men

UK Firms Touted as Top Employers for Women Pay them Less than Men

Almost half of the UK companies included on a list of businesses feted as the best places to work as a woman in the UK have a gender pay gap higher than the national average, exclusive Guardian analysis has revealed.

India's Top Court to Provide Daycare Facilities after Years of Requests

India's Top Court to Provide Daycare Facilities after Years of Requests

India’s Supreme Court will set-up a daycare center for its staff, which advocates said will increase the number of women in the workforce by setting an example for others to follow.

Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist joins Iranian artists for Tehran showcase

Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist joins Iranian artists for Tehran showcase

Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist has joined three Iranian artists in an exhibition that opened at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday.

‘Retouch’ wins Best Actress for Sonya Sanjari at Sukhum filmfest.

‘Retouch’ wins Best Actress for Sonya Sanjari at Sukhum filmfest.

Iranian short ‘Retouch’ directed by Kaveh Mazaheri has won the Best Actress award for Sonya Sanjari at the 1st Sukhum International Film Festival in Abkhazia.

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.

75% of Iranian handicrafts made by women: VP

75% of Iranian handicrafts made by women: VP

Some 75 percent of Iranian handicrafts are produced by females, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs.

Voices from CSW62

Voices from CSW62

More than 4,300 civil society representatives from 130 countries participated in the 62ndsession of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), which focused this year on rural women and girls. Why do they come and what do they take back with them

Iranian folk costumes displayed in Qatar

Iranian folk costumes displayed in Qatar

Folk costumes from Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Morocco have been put on display in Katara cultural village in Doha, Qatar, for the very first time.

Iran to Appoint Three Female Ambassadors

Iran to Appoint Three Female Ambassadors

A new report says the Iranian Foreign Ministry is to appoint three female ambassadors, including a Sunni woman, in the near future in a move that would increase the total number of women envoys to four.

Sayedah Zainab (PBUH): The woman who safeguarded Islam

Sayedah Zainab (PBUH): The woman who safeguarded Islam

This week, particularly on the 15th of Rajab, marks the martyrdom anniversary of the Sayedah Zainab (PBUH), the noble granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the daughter of the Fourth Caliphate Imam Ali (PBUH).

Mahsa Ghorbani – 1st Iranian woman referee

Mahsa Ghorbani – 1st Iranian woman referee

Mahsa Ghorbani is the first Iranian woman referee to judge the men’s football game. She has been nominated to act as referee for the AFC Cup 2019.

Photos of Eminent Iranian Women on Tehran Billboards

Photos of Eminent Iranian Women on Tehran Billboards

Tehran Municipality is displaying the portraits of a number of prominent Iranian women on billboards across the capital.

Wednesday’s Lady; Traditional Doll Linked to Spring-Cleaning

Wednesday’s Lady; Traditional Doll Linked to Spring-Cleaning

A doll designer has unveiled a new doll inspired from a Persian folklore tradition related to the New Year, which is still reverberating in northern provinces of Gilan and Azarbaijan.

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Rural, Nomadic Lifestyles

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Rural, Nomadic Lifestyles

The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Female parliamentarians have called for broader participation of women in the Iranian society, particularly its labour market and politics, arguing it will help spur the development of the 80-million nation.

Iran Air to Recruit Female Pilots for First Time

Iran Air to Recruit Female Pilots for First Time

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.

Interior Ministry sees 300% growth in female managers

Interior Ministry sees 300% growth in female managers

There is a growth of 300 percent in the number of managerial positions for women in Interior Ministry, said Seyed Salman Samani, the ministry’s spokesman here on Thursday.

Shahrdari Bam win Iran women’s football league

Shahrdari Bam win Iran women’s football league

Shahrdari Bam football team claimed the title of the Iran women’s league.

“A Woman without a Name” to compete in Danish festival

“A Woman without a Name” to compete in Danish festival

A Woman without a Name”, an Iranian documentary by Farzad Khoshdast, will be competing in the Copenhagen Film Festival (CPH:DOX) running in the Danish capital from March 16 to 26, the organizers have announced.