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Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.

Why Was Iran’s Rank in WEF Gender Gap Report Surprisingly Low?

Why Was Iran’s Rank in WEF Gender Gap Report Surprisingly Low?

An Iranian official has explained reasons why Iran’s rank in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 report on gender inequality is surprisingly low, blaming it on a combination of statistical and economic factors, among others.

Three Iranian women among Asia top scientists

Three Iranian women among Asia top scientists

Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) published the names of 50 top scientists in the continent and included three Iranian women in its list.

WISLAW, CAS women to meet in Iran for the first time

WISLAW, CAS women to meet in Iran for the first time

Iranian capital will host the first International Congress on Sports Law on January 9 in which top female activists in this area will participate, the sole Iranian woman who is a member of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Sunday.

Majority of Iranians Will Vote in Favour of Hijab: MP

Majority of Iranians Will Vote in Favour of Hijab: MP

Deputy Speaker of Iranian Parliament says majority of Iranians will vote in favour of Hijab if a referendum is being held today.

Homeyra Rigi named Iran’s ambassador to Brunei

Homeyra Rigi named Iran’s ambassador to Brunei

Homeyra Rigi has been appointed as Iran’s ambassador to Brunei, Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri announced on Tuesday.

Two more female ambassadors to be likely appointed

Two more female ambassadors to be likely appointed

Two more female ambassadors to foreign countries are to be probably appointed, MP Hamideh Zarabadi said on Sunday quoting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.

Iranian women allowed access to watch live football in stadium

Iranian women allowed access to watch live football in stadium

Iranian women are permitted to spectate a friendly match between Iran’s women’s football team and Russia’s in a women-only crowd at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

‘Cinema Great Chance to Give True Image of Women in Iran’

‘Cinema Great Chance to Give True Image of Women in Iran’

Elena Subirà i Roca, the head of cultural affairs and planning at a documentary film festival in Spain’s Barcelona, says cinema is the best means for letting the world know about the wide range of women’s activities in the Iranian society.

Iran’s First Female Judge Talks of Her Experiences

Iran’s First Female Judge Talks of Her Experiences

An Iranian woman, who had been appointed as the country’s first female judge, believes that women’s sensitivity can help them in many cases despite the popular belief that women cannot judge because of their sensitive nature.

Opera “Carmen” to go on stage for women-only audience

Opera “Carmen” to go on stage for women-only audience

The all-female troupe Shiftegan Del plans to go on stage at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 4 to perform the opera “Carmen”, French composer Georges Bizet’s tale of love, jealousy and murder.

Nothing can hold down Iran’s female footballers: Katayoun Khosrowyar

Nothing can hold down Iran’s female footballers: Katayoun Khosrowyar

Katayoun Khosrowyar, an American-Iranian head coach of the Iran’s U-19 women’s football team, says Iranian female football players are more determined than ever.

Najmeh Ahmadzadeh tops at Tehran Intl. Storytelling Festival

Najmeh Ahmadzadeh tops at Tehran Intl. Storytelling Festival

Iranian storyteller Najmeh Ahmadzadeh took first place in the international competition of the 21st International Storytelling Festival in Tehran, the organizers announced on Thursday.

Women play major role in water, environmental planning

Women play major role in water, environmental planning

Women play a great role in planning to address water and environmental problems, Molood Shiva, advisor to the energy minister for women’s and family affairs said here on Saturday.

In Iranian folktales, a woman heralds winter

In Iranian folktales, a woman heralds winter

In Iranian mythology and symbolism, man is a sign of effectiveness and woman is an indication of being affected.

The Harvard-educated woman helping lead Iran’s sanctions fight

The Harvard-educated woman helping lead Iran’s sanctions fight

In Iran’s hierarchical political system, it is rare to see an outsider granted a senior position. That is why the Islamic republic’s newest weapon in its battle with U.S. president Donald Trump is so unusual.

Iran female referee to be crew chief in Bangladesh badminton event

Iran female referee to be crew chief in Bangladesh badminton event

The vice-president of Iran's Women's Badminton Federation has been elected by the Asian Badminton Technical Committee as the head referee for International Badminton Tournament to be held in Bangladesh late in December.

Tavasoli shortlisted for World Best Female Goalkeeper

Tavasoli shortlisted for World Best Female Goalkeeper

Iranian futsal goalkeeper Farzaneh Tavasoli has been nominated for the Best Female Goalkeeper in the World.

MP calls for formation of women's regional development association

MP calls for formation of women's regional development association

Member of Majlis (Iranian Parliament), Fatemeh Zolqadr, here on Saturday called for formation of an association for women’s regional development, .

‘Social presence of Iranian women, victim of Western censorship’

‘Social presence of Iranian women, victim of Western censorship’

The active presence of Iranian women in foreign media has been victimized by the West’s censorship, Kobra Aqazari, Iranian representative in the First Ever Global Women in Media Conference, held in Karachi, Pakistan said on Monday.