• festival 2019-01-07 22:00

    National Festival on Women and Science slated for February

    TEHRAN – The University of Tehran is to host the 2nd National Festival on Women and Science in February, commemorating the late Iranian mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani.

  • parand azizi 2019-01-07 21:58

    Tehran to host international congress on sports law

    TEHRAN – The first international congress on sports law, hosting world’s high ranking female lawyers, is to open January 9 in the capital city of Tehran. The two-day congress proves Iran’s attempt for developing the science of sports law, IRNA quoted Parand Azizi, the sole Iranian woman who is a member of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as saying on Sunday.

  • stadium 2018-12-31 21:42

    Infrastructures prepared for women’s presence at stadiums: minister

    TEHRAN – All infrastructures and cultural and religious conditions are provided for Iranian women’s presence at stadiums, said Masoud Soltanifar, minister for Sports and Youth Affairs.

  • ambassadors 2018-12-31 21:42

    Two more female ambassadors to be likely appointed

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • mou 2018-12-31 21:13

    MOU signed for improving water, energy consumption

    TEHRAN – Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian signed here on Sunday a memorandum of understanding (MOU), pivoting on improving water and energy consumption.

  • لعیا جنیدی 2018-12-18 21:40

    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.

  • water 2018-12-17 21:18

    Women play major role in water, environmental planning

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • nane sarma 2018-12-17 21:06

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    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.

  • ebtekar 2018-12-17 21:03

    Trace of women’s growth in next year’s budget bill

    TEHRAN – The budget bill for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2019) has proposed policies regarding improvement of women’s condition in the country, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, has said.

  • Afghan women 2018-12-10 22:01

    AFF officials axed over sexual abuse

    TEHRAN Following public backlash and widespread online protests, the top officials of Afghanistan Football Federation have been suspended over sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the country in past few weeks.

  • confirmed bachelorettes 2018-12-10 21:24

    105,000 girls are confirmed bachelorettes

    TEHRAN – A number of 105,000 girls, mostly residing in Tehran and the central cities of Iran, are confirmed bachelorettes, Ardeshir Garavand, designer of the center for social surveillance affiliated to the Interior Ministry said here on Sunday.

  • association 2018-12-10 21:09

    MP calls for formation of women's regional development association

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

  • media 2018-12-10 21:07

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

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • border 2018-12-03 21:18

    Girls deprived of education at border areas to be identified

    TEHRAN – The presidential office for women’s and family affairs with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education is to identify girls deprived from education in border areas, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice president for women’s and family affairs, here on Wednesday.

  • work 2018-12-03 21:16

    8,000 women being trained to enter work market

    TEHRAN -- 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 affairs, here on Thursday.

  • futsal 2018-12-03 21:13

    Two Iranian female referees to judge European futsal games

    TEHRAN - 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 here on Monday.

  • Dr. Altaf Hussain 2018/11/30

    By Dr. Altaf Hussain

    Understanding essence of Islam key to fostering unity

    TEHRAN_ We are fully aware of the dangers and challenges facing the Islamic world today. Evil influences not only threaten its unity, distort its identity, tarnish its tenets but brutally attack the very message of Islam.

  • library 2018-11-26 22:44

    60% of national library of Iran’s members are women

    TEHRAN – Currently, out of more than 190,000 members of the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI), some 60 percent are women, showing women are more interested in studying than men in the society.

  • divorce 2018-11-26 22:42

    Divorce rate falls by 6% in H1

    TEHRAN – Divorce rate in Iran has reduced by more than six percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 21, 2018) compared to the same period last year.

  • ebtekar 2018-11-26 21:49

    The judiciary passes plan on promoting gender equality: Ebtekar

    TEHRAN – The judiciary system has approved a plan on promoting gender equality, the vice president for women’s and family affairs said, adding that the plan is communicated to all ministers in order to be considered in the budget law for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2010).

  • tasmim 2018-11-19 22:14

    Website launched aiming to reduce divorce rate

    TEHRAN – A new website has been recently launched by Tehran province's welfare department general with the goal of reducing divorce rate in the province.

  • ehr 2018-11-19 21:49

    Women make up greater share of electronic health records

    TEHRAN – Women hold a greater share than men of forming electronic health records (EHR), said the deputy health minister, Mohammad Shariati, here on Monday.

  • breadwinner 2018-11-19 21:47

    $4.7m allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • WWSF awards Iran’s Azizi for women's creativity in rural life 2018-11-13 10:57

    WWSF awards Iran’s Azizi for women's creativity in rural life

    TEHRAN – Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) granted the 2018 international prize for women's creativity in rural life to Iran’s Ziba Azizi for her tireless leadership for the education of students in rural areas, especially girls, WWSF website reported.

  • iranian mothers 2018-11-05 17:08

    Children of Iranian mothers, foreign fathers to get Iranian citizenship

    TEHRAN – The cabinet of ministers chaired by President Hassan Rouhani approved on Sunday a bill, according to which, children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers are permitted to receive Iranian citizenship.

  • shahrbanoo 2018-11-05 17:04

    600,000 women enjoy recreational facilities of Tehran Municipality

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • azadi stadium 2018-11-05 17:01

    Ebtekar paving way for women’s presence at stadiums

    TEHRN – The Iranian vice president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, is to spectate the football match between Iran’s Persepolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to pave the ground for women’s presence at stadiums.

  • breast cancer 2018-10-22 22:10

    Breast cancer, most common, increasing among Iranian women

    TEHRAN – Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Iranian women and about 14 thousand cases are added to the number of patients with breast cancer in the country annually, head of the cancer prevention department of the Ministry of Health, Ali Qanbari, said here on Saturday.

  • climate 2018-10-22 21:31

    ‘Women, main role-makers in combat with climate change’

    TEHRAN – Women can be the main role-makers encountering the climate change, developing the modern knowledge in programs and policies, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, here on Sunday.

  • rural 2018-10-22 21:17

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

    TEHRAN –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.