Breadwinner women


  • Masuleh holds workshop on handmade dolls 2022-05-20 19:00

    Masuleh holds workshop on handmade dolls

    TEHRAN - On Thursday, the touristic village of Masuleh in northern Iran held a day-long workshop on indigenous dolls in a bid to commemorate International Museum Day.

  • Women – the resilient core of society 2022-03-07 17:35

    By Claudio Providas, UNDP Representative in Iran

    Women – the resilient core of society

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, with no regard to social or economic status. Families, households and particularly women, suffered a combination of economic, physical, and emotional stress.

  • کمیته امداد 2021-10-05 11:10

    Relief foundation to create 748,000 jobs by March 2022

    TEHRAN - Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation will create 748,000 jobs by March 2022, marking the end of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan.

  • Women’s share of national budget rises by 61% 2021-02-02 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Women’s share of national budget rises by 61%

    TEHRAN – The budget proposed for women and family affairs has increased by 61 percent in the national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20).

  • Special support for women on agenda 2020-12-07 17:43

    Special support for women on agenda

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next [Iranian calendar] year (March 2021-March 2022) has been prepared in a way to support and pay special attention to women, especially female heads of households, rural women, and artisans.

  • breadwinner women 2020-07-22 23:42

    Handicraft training courses aim to empower breadwinner women 

    TEHRAN – The Welfare Department of Qarchak, a city in Tehran province, will hold training courses in three handicraft fields of kilim, painting, and leather works for women who are breadwinners of their families.

  • Iran, Pakistan to enhance co-op on women’s empowerment 2019-08-02 20:59

    Iran, Pakistan to enhance co-op on women’s empowerment

    TEHRAN – The Iranian vice-president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and the Pakistani ambassador to Iran, Riffat Masood, discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of women’s empowerment.

  • Breadwinner women in Uraman 2019-06-18 14:23

    Breadwinner women in Uraman

    In our country the number of breadwinner women is on the rise. Breadwinner women, are the heads of household either because they are widowed, divorced or left by their husband. Based on the statistics breadwinner women and their families constitute a 5-million population. Men, mostly in rural areas, are more prone to lose their lives or sustain life-limiting injuries, as they travel more and do more difficult jobs. And that’s why women become the primary source of economic support for themselves and their families by either setting up small enterprises, making handicrafts, or livestock breeding. In Uraman District in Sarvabad County, the population stands at 10,000. Some 300 breadwinning women are living in the region.

  • today photos 2019-06-16 21:44

    ‘Welfare Organization helps 15,000 breadwinning women to become financially independent annually’

    TEHRAN – On average, 15,000 female heads of households who have been under Iran Welfare Organization’s assistance, become financially independent annually through employment and entrepreneurship programs, director general of family and women capacity building office at the Welfare Organization has said.

  • Iran supports breadwinner women granting solar power plants 2019-05-18 19:57

    Iran supports breadwinner women by granting solar power plants

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to facilitate income generation for breadwinner women providing them with small-scale solar power plants, Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, said.

  • breadwinner women 2019-03-04 21:47

    $71 million allocated for breadwinner women’s insurance

    TEHRAN – The budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) has predicted an amount of 3 trillion rials (about $71 million) for the insurance of breadwinner women.