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The Vice President's One-day Trip to Turkey at the 3rd International Women and Justice Summit

The Vice President of Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, met with the Turkish Minister of Labor, Social Services and Family, Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, on Friday during a one-day trip to Turkey to attend and speak at the Third International Women

Saturday 24 November 2018 - 17:28

The third edition of the International Women and Justice Summit kicked off in Istanbul on Nov. 23. The two-day summit hosted by leading Turkish nonprofit, the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), was themed "family empowerment" this year.

KADEM addressed the family as the basic unit of society and threats awaiting the family. For this purpose, the Summit brought together government officials from different countries, women leaders, political actors, women entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, journalists and activists, to discuss and negotiate successful examples and practices related to family issues developed in different countries.

During their meeting, Masoumeh Ebtekar and Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk discussed topics such as increasing cooperation and exchanged experiences on micro businesses, home care and family empowerment. Iran and Turkey have a common understanding regarding women that they will implement as soon as possible by establishing a joint action plan.

The Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran gave a speech at the summit and spoke about the experiences, laws and policies of family support in Iran, and emphasizing, "The topic of Family Empowerment is a central theme for enabling societies to flourish and advance and for the promotion of justice and peace at the global level."

Ebtekar added, "The only remedy for the loneliness brought by modern times is the family. It is equally important for me to being a minister and a mother. This perception leads to the balance of work and family."

At the inauguration ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emphasized the cultural values ​​of protecting women's and children's rights and said that attention and support for women's and men's rights are essential.

Erdogan considered the issue of violence against women and the elimination of discrimination as important and said, "In primary schools, we will start education with the "non-discrimination" campaign and we hope to develop peace in the community with such trainings."

Referring to the concept of justice, the Turkish president added, "Equality of opportunity is the path to women's uprising, but attention should be paid to the balance of roles and to their support."

 On the sidelines of this conference, Masoumeh Ebtekar met with her counterparts on the experiences of women in different countries.

She returned to the country Friday night.

The full text of the Iranian Vice President's speech can be found through the following link:'s-address-at-the-2018-international-women-and-justice-summit-held-in-turkey

Source: The Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs


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