• students 2019-02-19 09:46

    Women make up 24 percent of faculty members

    TEHRAN – The 16-fold increase in the number of female faculty members in universities during the Iranian year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018) proves that 24 percent of the total faculty members are women.

  • fashion 2019-02-19 09:43

    Fashion and costume houses to be established

    TEHRAN -- Houses of fashion and costume are to be established all around the country, Hamid Qobadi, head of the 8th edition of Fajr International Festival of Fashion and Costume, said here on Monday.

  • doe 2019-02-19 09:42

    Women, environmental innovation, and green jobs festival to be held

    TEHRAN – A festival on women, environmental innovation and green jobs will be held at the Department of Environment (DOE).

  • esfandgan 2019-02-18 21:49

    Esfandgan respects dignity of women, mothers and earth

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Esfandgan is the day that people in ancient Iran praised the dignity of women, earth and mothers, all enjoying the quality of fertility.

  • Unofficial employment rate among women high despite low economic contribution 2019-02-12 11:27

    Unofficial employment rate among women high despite low economic contribution

    TEHRAN – Despite women’s low rate of economic contribution which stands at 12 percent, it seems that they play an outstanding role in different sections so that unofficial employment rate among women is high, vice president for women’s and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has said.

  • girls with disability 2019-02-04 23:16

    Iran, UNICEF to cooperate on helping girls with disabilities

    TEHRAN – The presidential department for women’s and family affairs announced a new cooperation with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) regarding children focusing on girls with disabilities.

  • ebtekar 2019-02-04 22:56

    Ebtekar hails achievements in women, family arenas

    TEHRAN - Vice president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has hailed achievements made by the country in the field of women and family affairs.

  • ebtekar 2019-01-28 21:04

    Ebtekar calls on Tehran mayor to make more efforts for gender equality

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has asked Tehran Mayor, Pirouz Hanachi, to make more effort on gender equality.

  • rigi 2019-01-28 21:03

    Female ambassador to Brunei meets FM Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iran’s newly-appointed female ambassador to Brunei, Homeira Rigi, met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday before leaving Iran for the Southeast Asian country.

  • hijab 2019-01-28 21:01

    By Matin Lashkari

    Traveling with a hijab, what’s it really like?

    Traveling with a hijab was not a subject I was planning to write about. The idea triggered when I received messages from other Iranian women who were confused about how they would be received outside of Iran while wearing a headscarf. I first wrote the post in Persian and thought that would be it. I don’t really have a big readership of Muslim travelers and it was not going to be interesting for anyone else. But then I thought that people might actually be curious to know what it’s like to travel around the world with a hijab. The reactions we get and the struggles we deal with…

  • Children of Iranian mothers, foreign fathers permitted to get Iranian nationality 2019-01-22 20:13

    Children of Iranian mothers, foreign fathers permitted to get Iranian nationality

    TEHRAN – Children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers can get Iranian nationality upon their request, said Hassan Noruzi, a spokesman for the legal and judicial affairs committee of the Iranian parliament (Majlis).

  • maria saeedi 2019-01-21 20:26

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

    TEHRAN – “If I am an Iranian what I have done for my country? Not considering the duties of the government, what is my responsibility toward my country?” asks Maria Saeedi, an Iranian craftswoman.

  • lady Zeinab 2019-01-15 11:10

    By: Sâdeq Ali Musa

    Lady Zeinab (A.S): An icon and a role model to the women

    TEHRAN - Lady zeinab (A.S) proved that the woman is not in the peripheries of history, but in the core of it. She humiliated and mortified, in his place, the enemy who had apparently gained victory on the battlefield. _Ayatollah khamene'i_ It's well known and accepted, most of famous and great leaders of human kind are AHLUL-BAYT or people from the lineage or from their school of thought.

  • aassa 2019-01-14 22:40

    Three Iranian women among top Asian scientists

    TEHRAN – The book of "Biography of Asian Female Scientists" has placed three Iranian scientist among top 50 Asian female scientists.

  • nejadi 2019-01-07 22:01

    Atlas of Women and Family at final stage

    TEHRAN – The website of the atlas for status of women and family is now at the final stage, Athare Nejadi, deputy director for programming and coordination at the vice presidency for women’s and family affairs, said here on Monday.

  • 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.