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Grandmaster Khadem among top 20 of FIDE ratings

Grandmaster Khadem among top 20 of FIDE ratings

Iranian woman chess player Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, also known as Khadem, has moved 11 spots up in the latest FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings, sitting in the 19th place.

This Iranian Girl Is Used to Fighting for Her Life

This Iranian Girl Is Used to Fighting for Her Life

Shora Fekri, 28, is an Iranian girl who waterproofs rooftops, installs placards, inserts wall plugs into exterior view of buildings and does many other things which may seem odd for women in Iran.

Two Iranian female referees to judge European futsal games

Two Iranian female referees to judge European futsal games

For the first time in Iran’s futsal history, two Iranian women futsal judges are appointed to judge the European Women's Futsal Cup, chairman of the Football Federation Refereeing Department, Davood Rafati, announced on Monday.

8,000 women being trained to enter work market

8,000 women being trained to enter work market

In pursuit of women’s empowerment projects, more than eight thousand Iranian women are being trained to enter the business environment, said Susan Radfar, advisor to the minister of communications and information technology for women’s and family aff

Iran's female football team ranked second in 2018 CAFA Cup

Iran's female football team ranked second in 2018 CAFA Cup

The Iranian national female football team has finished as runners-up in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) Women’s Cup in Uzbekistan capital city of Tashkent.

$4.7m allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women

$4.7m allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women

An amount of 200 billion rials (around $4.7 million) has been allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women, Soraya Shareqi, general director for women’s and family affairs department of Tehran Governorate said in a press conference here on Monday.

Music in Iran suffers from inherent patriarchy

Music in Iran suffers from inherent patriarchy

The leader of an Iranian women’s music ensemble says: “Music in Iran suffers from an inherent patriarchy. Most female musicians have tried very hard for their careers, but most men musicians are easily accepted simply for their gender.”

Iranian Woman Elected as Member of Int’l Motorcycle Federation

Iranian Woman Elected as Member of Int’l Motorcycle Federation

An Iranian woman has been elected to the women’s commission of the International Motorcycle Federation for the first time in Iran’s motorcycling history.

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Raheleh Ahmadi is an Iranian woman who has given up living in the city and departed for a remote village to turn it into an ecotourism destination, providing inspiration for the local women.

Prominent role of women in economic development

Prominent role of women in economic development

"Economic development occurs when all the walks of life contribute, and all the society's capacities can be used. Women make up half of the population, and economic development will not happen, if we ignore this population," Zahra Akhavan Nasab said.

Two Iranian Women Rewarded by World Craft Council

Two Iranian Women Rewarded by World Craft Council

Two Iranian female artists from the southern province of Fars have managed to win two awards from the World Crafts Council.

UN Rewards Iranian Woman for Creativity in Rural Life

UN Rewards Iranian Woman for Creativity in Rural Life

The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), one of the UN’s advisory arms in women’s affairs, has presented its award for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life to Ziba Azizi from Sistan and Baluchestan province, south-eastern Iran.

Iran Holds Int’l Seminar on War’s Consequences on Women, Family and  the Environment

Iran Holds Int’l Seminar on War’s Consequences on Women, Family and the Environment

The 2018 edition of an international seminar revolving around the impact of war on woman, family and environment was held in Tehran on Tuesday, in the presence of a dozens of government officials and foreign ambassadors.

600,000 women enjoy recreational facilities of Tehran Municipality

600,000 women enjoy recreational facilities of Tehran Municipality

A total number of 600,000 women from the capital city of Tehran enjoyed the cultural, training and sports facilities provided by the municipality during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, beginning on March 21.

Female Iranian filmmakers under spotlight at Spanish festival

Female Iranian filmmakers under spotlight at Spanish festival

The Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films underway in the Spanish city of Bilbao is reviewing films by Iranian women directors in a special program.

Iran came fifth at FIBA U18 Asia Women

Iran came fifth at FIBA U18 Asia Women

Iran basketball team defeated Singapore 63-51 to finish in fifth place at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship on Friday.

Empowering women’s cooperatives, key for rural development: official

Empowering women’s cooperatives, key for rural development: official

Women’s cooperative companies are the principal focus of rural development, said Hossein Shirzad, deputy agriculture minister and managing director of the central organization of rural cooperatives of Iran.

Iranian association to commemorate Tahereh Saffarzadeh

Iranian association to commemorate Tahereh Saffarzadeh

The Translators and Interpreters Association of Tehran has arranged a program to commemorate Iranian poet and translator Tahereh Saffarzadeh (1936-2008) during Iran Book Week.

Iran becomes champion of World Wushu

Iran becomes champion of World Wushu

Iran’s National Wushu Team has won seven gold and one silver medals to become World Wushu champions.

14% of Cinema Vérité films made by women

14% of Cinema Vérité films made by women

Iranian women directed almost 14 percent of the films submitted to the secretariat of the 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as Cinema Vérité, which is slated for December 9-16.