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Parvin E’tesami’s Int’l Festival underway in Tabriz

Parvin E’tesami’s International Festival opened in Tabriz in the presence of Persian literature professors from Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Bangladesh. Organized by the Literary Association of Tabriz and sponsored by the Directorate General of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Arts of Azarbaijan Province, and Shahriyan...
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A guideline to visit and enjoy your trip to Iran

As Iran is about to celebrate the Persian New Year, in Mid-March, it’s the sign that the first days of spring are at the doorstep. Months of nice weather all over the country are about to start, making it the best time to visit the former land of the Persian Empire. The resplendent Persepolis, the...
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The UN Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all. In recent decades, we...
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Iranian Baloch woman; fourth top rural lady in world

Ziba Azizi as the successful and socially active Baloch women and the world’s 4th top rural lady and the best rural woman in Iran says that the social, cultural and educational activities of Baloch women is leading to reduce Poverty, deprivation and unemployment problems in the Balochestan region. She made the remarks in an exclusive...
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Iranian filmmaker wins Academy Award

 Rayka Zehtabchi, an Iranian filmmaker, received the Short Film (Live Action) award for her film, ‘Period. End of Sentence.’, on Sunday. Zehtabchi, 25, said in her speech when receiving the prize that she couldn’t believe that a film about health problems could win an Oscar. Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton made the film about the health...
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In Focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter? Recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. While more girls are attending school than before, girls are significantly...
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From where I stand: “I was the first woman to apply for a firefighter’s job”

Merve Erbay, 21, became the first woman firefighter in the Turkish Parliament after outperforming competitors in the firefighting exam.   It has been my dream since childhood to be in a profession that touches people’s lives. My role model was my uncle who was a firefighter at an airport. I often used to visit him...
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Women snagged record 28% of 2019 Oscar nominations, an all-time high

Women accounted for 27.5 percent of all the Oscar nominees in 2019, a slight uptick from last year’s record-setting year, in which only 26.8 percent of the nominations went to women. Of the 225 individuals nominated this year in the 24 competitive categories, 62 women were named, based on a tally from TheWrap. That’s compared...
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Kermanshah exhibit explores history of ties between UN, Iran

An exhibition of photos and documents featuring major events occurring over 73 years of relations between Iran and the United Nations opened on Monday at a complex in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah. Tehran and the northwestern city of Tabriz were the previous hosts of the exhibit in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Maria Dotsenko,...
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