Tehran to host 2nd intl. conference on women

February 22, 2010

TEHRAN -- The second International conference on women is to be held in Tehran, from February 24 to 25, 2010.

Aimed at spreading Islamic thoughts about families, women; their rights and responsibilities, the conference is to be convened on the theme of “Contribution of the Islamic world to women’s issues and analysis of the consequences of feminism”.
Negative impacts of feminism, particularly in western societies, and its devastating effects on families’ foundation are among the issues to be discussed at the two-day event.
The conference is to be held by women’s cultural department of the Office for Supreme Leader Representative in Universities in cooperation with Iranian Foreign Ministry, the ministries of culture, health, and science as well as World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, and the Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S.) World Assembly.
About 300 essays in Persian and 100 in other languages from other countries have been so far submitted to the secretariat of the congress.
The First International Conference on women was held on the theme of “women, social-cultural issues, and globalization” in Tehran in April 2005.