• Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals 2019-09-06 13:37

    Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

    Women in Zilaei village in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province hold special and unique rituals during the month of Muharram.  They wear clothes in black and form a circle. One of them leads others in chanting eulogies. In addition to holding the mourning ceremonies, they participate in preparation of food offerings known as Nazri. On the day of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala, they provide mourners with the Nazri food.

  • Women entrepreneurs receive business loans up to $120,000 2019-09-03 19:06

    Women entrepreneurs receive business loans up to $120,000

    TEHRAN – Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari has announced that low interest loans of up to 5 billion rials (nearly $120,000) will be provided to women entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

  • Khorasan Razavi Hosts Women’s National Cricket Championship 2019-08-03 14:02

    Khorasan Razavi Hosts Women’s National Cricket Championship

    Iran Women’s National Cricket Championship commenced in Khorasan Razavi from Wednesday 31st July and was expected to be over in three days. 

  • gender equality 2019-07-02 19:14

    Iran equalizes women’s blood money with men’s

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of equalizing blood money and injury compensation of women with men’s.

  • 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.

  • ‘Women and children have suffered the most in devastating floods of Iran’ 2019-05-13 21:18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Women and children have suffered the most in devastating floods of Iran’

    TEHRAN - Iran was recently hit by devastating floods, which claimed more than 70 lives and left trails of destruction in many parts of the country. Some of the worst hit provinces include Golestan, Khuzestan, and Lorestan. In the absence of international assistance due to the U.S. sanctions, many Iranian organisations have come forward to provide help and assistance to flood victims. 

  • women's futsal 2019-05-10 02:59

    Iran come fourth at Victory Day Women Cup

    TEHRAN – Iran’s women’s futsal team finished in fourth place at the Victory Day Women Cup 2019 held in Moscow, Russia.

  • Indian director and script writer Praveen Morchhale 2019-04-27 12:06

    By Marjohn Sheikhi

    Women have more powerful stories to tell, Indian director Praveen Morchhale says

    'Widow of Silence' directed by Praveen Morchhale

    TEHRAN– Indian director and script writer Praveen Morchhale, whose ‘Widow of Silence’ is competing at 37th FIFF in Tehran, believes that women have more powerful stories to tell, and cinema can play a role to improve their situation in the world.

  • mou 2019-04-15 21:09

    Iran, Indonesia call for boosting ties in women’s and family affairs

    TEHRAN – The Indonesian Ministry of Women Empowerment hosted the first meeting for implementing the memorandum of understanding signed by Iran and Indonesia in women’s and family affairs.

  • mirzakhani 2019-04-09 09:20

    Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday marked world’s Women in Mathematics Day

    TEHRAN – The birthday of late Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian-born genius mathematician and Stanford University professor, was designated as a day for celebrating women in mathematics.

  • flood 2019-04-08 21:15

    100 female rescuers helping flood-stricken people in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – A number of one hundred female rescuers are helping people in flood-stricken areas of the southwestern province of Khuzestan, said Hamid Qavidel, a representative for the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Society.

  • olad ghobad 2019-03-18 22:17

    Iranian MP praises women’s growth in economic, social and cultural fields

    TEHRAN -- Over the past years in Iran, women and girls have enjoyed the rights to get engaged in economic, social and cultural fields, said Farideh Owlad-Qobad speaking at the 63rd session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Thursday.

  • nowruz 2019-03-18 22:15

    Mothers, the most flourishing blossoms of spring

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    The yard is filled with spring flowers. The radio plays spring music. The home is all clean. People are rushing to do their last minute shopping. The aroma of fresh homemade cookies is coming from the next door neighbor. I feel the arrival of Amoo Nowruz in my heart!

  • Wom 2019-03-11 22:37

    1st exhibition of handicapped women’s artworks to be held

    TEHRAN – The first exhibition of artworks of handicapped women is to be held March 12-17 at Tehran’s Milad Tower.

  • Wom 2019-03-11 22:36

    Department of Environment to employ female rangers

    TEHRAN – Department of Environment (DOE) is to employ female rangers, Jamshid Mohabatkhani, the commander of DOE’s environment protection unit, said here on Sunday.

  • Ebtekar 2019-03-11 22:25

    Out-of-school girls decrease to 3% over four decades: VP

    TEHRAN – Iranian Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has said that the rate of out-of-school girls in the country has decreased from 38 percent to 3 percent over the four past decades.

  • Wom 2019-03-11 21:57

    Iranian female professor wins UK award in science and technology

    TEHRAN -- Iranian female professor, Marzieh Moosavi-Nasab, from Shiraz University, has gained 2019’s Suffrage Award in Science and Technology in the UK, IRNA reported.

  • Int’l Women’s Day 2019-03-10 10:02

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Int’l Women’s Day: Celebrating women’s resilience in the face of adversity

    TEHRAN _ On Friday, February 08, International Women’s Day was observed across the world with a solemn pledge to espouse the cause of women’s empowerment and women’s rights.

  • football 2019-03-04 21:51

    Envoy highlights women’s role in national development

    TEHRAN – Iranian women play an outstanding role in development and growth of the country in various fields, Iranian ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaei, said on Friday.

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2019-03-04 21:50

    Iranian women’s development process unique: VP

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran has created changes in life and ideology of people in different arenas which has made the development of Iranian women unique, Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, said on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Sahar Tajbakhsh 2019-03-04 21:45

    Iran Meteorological Organization picks first female chief

    TEHRAN – For the first time after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a woman was appointed as the director of Iran Meteorological Organization, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Women’s active presence foiled enemy plots, general says 2019-02-26 22:20

    Women’s active role foiled plots, general says

    TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, said on Tuesday that the enemies have targeted the Iranian family structure as the most important pillar of the society, adding that women through their active role have thwarted their plots

  • japan 2019-02-26 09:35

    Baluch women to be trained in workshops equipped by Japan

    TEHRAN – Women of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan are to be trained in several workshops equipped by Japan.

  • osteoporosis 2019-02-26 09:33

    Half of Iranian women, over 45, suffer osteoporosis: expert

    TEHRAN – Fifty percent of Iranian women over the age of 45, and 90 percent over the age of 75, suffer osteoporosis, IRNA quoted Mina Kermani, rheumatologist, as saying on Sunday.

  • knowledge-based companies 2019-02-26 09:29

    Women managing 400 knowledge-based companies in Iran

    TEHRAN – Out of the total number of 4,070 knowledge-based companies working in Iran, about 400 companies are established and being managed by women, Zeinab Hamidzadeh presidential advisor for science and technology said here on Sunday.

  • 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).