• 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.

  • Afghan women 2018-10-18 09:06

    UN calls for women's participation in Afghan polls

    TEHRAN - United Nations mission in Afghanistan has called for peaceful parliamentary elections with women’s full participation – as candidates, electoral workers, observers and voters – terming it "the civil and political right of all women".

  • India’s deputy foreign minister 2018-10-16 09:14

    Indian minister hits back at MeToo movement

    TEHRAN - Embroiled in the MeToo controversy, India’s deputy foreign minister has threatened legal action against the group for women who have accused him of sexual harassment and assault.

  • women's rights 2018-10-16 08:13

    Jurisprudential challenges of women's rights to be studied

    TEHRAN – The 2nd meeting of jurisprudential conferences pivoting on the subject of women’s rights is to be held in three cities of Iran.

  • IPU 2018-10-15 22:35

    Female Iranian MP elected as member of IPU presiding board

    TEHRAN – Seyyedeh Fatemeh Hosseini, a member of Majlis (Iranian Parliament), was elected as a member of the presiding board of Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentarian Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • M J Akbar, the deputy foreign minister of India 2018-10-13 22:04

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    MeToo movement grips India, Minister among those in the line of fire

    TEHRAN - India has got its own Harvey Weinstein moment with a number of female journalists breaking their silence and accusing a journalist-turned-politician of sexual harassment.

  • Musliim women 2018/10/13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim women reclaiming their narrative

    TEHRAN - What is the status of women in Islam? Does Islam give equal rights to women? Are women in the Islamic republics subjugated and oppressed? What actually does Holy Quran say about women’s rights and women’s empowerment?

  • textbook 2018-10-08 19:03

    Textbooks to show favorable role, face of women: official

    TEHRAN – A research center for education and training started a research on “women’s favorable role and face in textbooks”, said Farahnaz Minaeepour, general director for women’s affairs in the Ministry of Education.

  • faculty members 2018-10-01 21:30

    Number of female faculty members up 17 times in 40 years

    TEHRAN -- Women made up 1.4 percent of faculty members of universities before the Islamic Revolution (1979), while this number shows a growth of 17 times reaching to 24 percent, Rajabali Borzooei, an official with Shahid Beheshti University, has said.

  • varzaneh 2018-10-01 18:39

    Varzaneh hosts congress on women, chastity and white chador

    TEHRAN - - The museum of anthropology of the desert city of Varzaneh, hosted a congress on chastity and white chador for women, marking the Sacred Defense Week (September 23-September 28) and the World Tourism Day, September 27, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • students 2018-10-01 17:43

    Girl students to write heartfelt letters to vice president

    TEHRAN – The Iranian vice president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, in a new initiative, invited girl students, to write about their problems in heartfelt letters to her.

  • school service 2018-09-24 23:39

    Female school service drivers to cater for girl students

    TEHRAN – A new law approved here on Tuesday by Tehran’s City Council gave priority to women drivers for girls’ school services.

  • autism 2018-09-24 23:19

    No school for autistic girls in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Despite existing five schools special for autistic boy students in Tehran, there still exists no school for girls suffering the disease, said Seyed Mohammad Ali Miri, an official with Iran Autism Association here on Sunday.