• 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.

  • mayor 2018-09-17 22:00

    Women to be appointed as managers of 22 subdistricts of Tehran

    TEHRAN – At least 22 subdistricts of Tehran Municipality will be headed by 22 women managers who are to be appointed during the coming three months, announced Seyed Mohammad Afshani, the mayor of Tehran here on Sunday.

  • obesity 2018-09-17 21:38

    Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

    TEHRAN – The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.

  • mother 2018-09-11 03:10

    Plan on improving health of mothers on agenda

    TEHRAN – A plan on improving next generation’s well-being, improving mothers’ health and strengthening the fundamentals of families is to be implemented in different provinces, Fariba Derakhshan-nia, an official with the Welfare Organization has said.

  • ebtekar 2018-09-11 02:10

    174 provincial female managers appointed in a year

    TEHRAN – A number of 174 women were appointed in managerial positions in different levels over the past year, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, said here on Wednesday.

  • illiteracy 2018-09-10 22:12

    Literacy gap between women and men decreasing in Iran

    TEHRAN – Literacy gap between women and men is decreasing in Iran, reaching to 12 percent compared to 40 percent three decades ago.

  • women and national production 2018-09-10 20:48

    Tehran hosting 13th women and national production expo

    TEHRAN – The thirteenth exhibition of women and national production kicked off here on September 6.

  • vendor 2018-09-04 09:03

    Cooperative company for women vendors to be formed

    TEHRAN – A cooperative company is to be formed in order to organize activities of female vendors, Seyed Hamid Kalantari, deputy minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare, said here on Sunday.

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2018-09-04 09:01

    Ebtekar calls for improving food, water consumption patterns

    TEHRAN – The pattern of food and water consumption is wrong among Iranian families and it needs to be improved, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice president for women’s and family affairs, said here on Monday.

  • Mona Hossaini 2018/08/28

    By Mona Hossaini

    Women's critical role in Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and the ethnic conflict and insurgency in Sri Lanka, among others.

  • food tour 2018-08-27 23:59

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women’s culinary, an attempt for entrepreneurship

    TEHRAN -- The idea came up from a road trip Matin took with a group of Spaniards around Iran.

  • virtual world 2018-08-27 23:56

    National plan on family and virtual world to be launched

    TEHRAN – “The national plan on family and virtual world” will be implemented in order to increase the knowledge of women about virtual world and networks, says Susan Radfar who acts as advisor on women and family affairs at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

  • breadwinner 2018-08-21 00:51

    $55m allocated for insurance of breadwinner women

    TEHRAN – A total amount of 2.3 trillion rials (approximately $55 million) has been allocated for the insurance of women heads of family in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2018-March 2019(, ISNA reported on Thursday.

  • ebtekar 2018-08-21 00:49

    Iranian women’s life quality, expectancy have improved greatly: Ebtekar

    TEHRAN – The indicators of life quality, life expectancy, and achievements in different fields prove great growth among women in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

  • sports 2018-08-13 17:39

    Iran revives intl. federation of Muslim women’s sports

    TEHRAN – After eight years of halt, the International federation of Muslim women’s sports restarted its work here on Saturday.

  • industry ministry 2018-08-13 17:38

    Industry ministry forms unit to address entrepreneur women’s problems

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Industry, Mining, and Trade has formed a special unit with the aim of dealing with entrepreneur women’s problems.

  • parvin farshchi 2018-08-07 10:39

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women in Iran enjoy good freedom, are good planners: female diplomat

    TEHRAN – “The world should understand that women in Iran are very different from women of other Muslim countries,” Parvin Farshchi, the recently appointed ambassador of Iran to Finland, said here on Monday.

  • tayebe Siavashi 2018-08-07 09:37

    Majlis to facilitate departure of talented women: MP

    TEHRAN – Members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran's parliament (Majlis) approved a plan for facilitation of women’s departure from the country without their husband’s permission, said Tayebeh Siavashi, Iranian female Member of Parliament here on Sunday.

  • Bloody day for Hudaydah 2018-08-04 16:26

    By staff & agencies

    Bloody day for Hudaydah

    At least 55 people, including women and children, have been killed in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in air raids carried out by the House of Saud regime and United Arab Emirates (UAE) alliance battling Ansarullah (Houthi) movement forces, the Ansarullah-run health ministry said.