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Australia edge Iran at Asian Women’s U17 Volleyball Championship

 Australia defied against all odds to stun Iran in tie-breaker 22-25 20-25 25-19 25-21 15-9 and top Pool C at their last preliminary encounter in the 12th Asian Women’s U17...

 IRANIAN FEMALE REFEREE SHINES AT INT’L FOOTBALL EVENTS

Mahsa Qorbani, an Iranian woman football referee who has judged several international women and men’s matches, is making headlines worldwide.  Qorbani began her career as a referee at the age...

Iran tops Islamic countries on scientific papers quality

TEHRAN,  (MNA) – According to Essential Science Indicators (ESI), Iranian scientific papers have been cited more than 1,770,000 times globally during last 10-year period which ranks Iran at the top...

Katayoun Khosrowyar shortlisted for WSU Coach Award

 TEHRAN – Iranian football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar has been shortlisted for World Soccer United (WSU) Coach Award. Khosrowyar will vie with Anouk Bruil and Liga Patupa for the award. Katayoun...

UNESCO HAILS IRAN ‘AMAZING’ CULTURE, OLD CIVILIZATION

Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran welcomed Iran amazing culture and its long-standing civilization.  Kuisch-Laroche made the remarks Tuesday in an exclusive interview with the Islamic...

JAPANESE ECONOMY MIN. INVITES EBTEKAR TO JAPAN

Iranian VP Ebtekar and the Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation of Japan Sasacawa met on the sidelines of Iran-Japan Symposium in Tehran and discussed ways for boosting bilateral cooperation.  Iranian...

IRAN DETERMINED TO BOOST WOMEN’S ROLE IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Iranian government has undertaken several measures to empower women and enhance their activities in social arenas and management, in the hope it will help accelerate the development of the...

Iran actress Eskandari nominated for Redline’s award

Iranian actress Setareh Eskandari was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the Redline International Film Festival in Canada. She was nominated for her role in ‘Chemical’, directed by...

EXHIBITION OF LEADING IRANIAN PAINTERS IN GERMANY

Visual artists from Iran have been rather active outside the country these days, and an exhibition of their paintings is being organized in Landesberg, Germany.  Participants are Mitra Kavian, Behnam...

PERMANENT EXPO OF WOMEN’S HANDICRAFTS OPENS IN YAZD

The first permanent exhibition of women’s handicrafts opened in the central city of Yazd on Saturday.  The exhibition aims at introducing women’s achievements in economic development and supporting domestic production,...

WOMEN BETTER POSITIONED TO RESIST WORK AUTOMATION

Research shows women are better positioned than men to resist the automation of work and possibly even benefit from it.  Women are overrepresented in industries that require high levels of...

Women, managers of water and food at home: VP

TEHRAN – Women are the managers of water and food at home and they play an essential role in improving water consumption pattern, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and...

82 women take to Cannes red carpet to protest inequality in film

Total number of 82 women including Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay marched up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to protest gender inequality at the festival and in...

Minority children develop implicit racial bias in early childhood

York UniversitySummary:New research suggests that minority children as young as six years old show an implicit pro-White racial bias when exposed to images of both White and Black children. But...

RAN LETS WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS WEAR LOCAL COSTUMES AT WORK

Authorities have given the thumbs up to local traditional clothes being used by women in government institution in Hormozgan province, southern Iran.  That was announced by Alireza Darvishnejad, the head...

Specialist: Probiotic use beneficial for health

 Head of the Society of Probiotics and Functional Food Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi By Sadeq Dehqan & Leila Imani Probiotic microorganisms help protect people’s health against disease-causing microbes, but industrial lifestyle...

Foreign tourists hail high level of security in Iran

TEHRAN- Attending a fishing festival in the western city of Marivan in Kurdistan province, foreign tourists praised high level of security in Iran as well as people’s hospitality. An international...

Rouhani congratulates Iranian women on winning Asian futsal title

TEHRAN, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued a statement felicitating the winning of Asian title by Iran women’s national team at AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. The Iranian Women Futsal team...

Breastfeeding should be taught in schools, claims health professional

The UK is among countries with the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, according to new research conducted by UNICEF. In response to the finding that 150,000 babies in the UK are...

700 female entrepreneurs active in Iran: official

TEHRAN – Some 700 female entrepreneurs are active all over the country, said Parichehr Soltani, an advisor to the industry minister. Special loans are allocated for female entrepreneurs working in...

Teachers told not to ask children what they did at the weekend

Teachers have been told not to ask a classroom of children what they did at the weekend an attempt to ‘poverty proof’ schools. Staff should not initiate group discussions about...

Iran grabs trophy 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – Iran women’s national futsal team on Saturday grabbed trophy of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship after victory over Japan national team...

Iran sports min. congratulates women’s national futsal team victory

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth in a message congratulated women’s national futsal team victory in 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. In his message which...

WOMEN’S PRESENCE IN INTL. SPORTS EVENTS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IN STADIUMS

Presence of women in international sports fields is more important than their presence in stadiums, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, said here on Sunday.  Women’s presence...

Iran vanquishes Turkmenistan at AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

The Iran women’s national futsal team has chalked up its first resounding win at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship, thrashing the Turkmen squad in the group...

Four girls to represent Iran at Asian Weightlifting Championships

TEHRAN – The four-member Iranian team traveled to Urgench, Uzbekistan to participate at the 25th Asian Junior Women Weightlifting Championships. Parmida Mahmoudian in the 58kg weight class, Elnaz Bajelani in...

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IS ON THE RISE IN IRAN

TEHRAN – Women’s economic empowerment in Iran increased by 1.1 percent in the year 1396 (Iranian calendar which falling between March 2107 and March 2018) year on year, IRNA reported...

Sadati wins Best Supporting Actress award at Beijing festival

Iranian actress Mina Sadati received the Best Supporting Actress award for her rôle in ‘Searing Summer’ at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF). The award was presented by actress Shu...

Iranian Couple Using Instagram to Help Needy Children

An Iranian couple has, in a humanitarian move, shared photos of needy children on their Instagram page to provide the opportunity for benevolent people to help deprived families.  Saeedeh Delmoradi,...

Iranian woman rock climber after Olympics 2020

Tehran, April 22, IRNA – The Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi is after gaining the right to participate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo through 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. ‘At first...

Iran major player in region: Macedonian official

Belgrade, April 27, IRNA – President of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia Branko Azeski said on Thursday that Iran is a major player in the region and has a remarkable...

Turkish critic: Iran, Turkey have cultural similarities

Tehran, IRNA – Turkish film critic and author Gonul Donmez-Colin who specializes in the cinemas of the Middle East and Central Asia said Iran and turkey share similar cultures and...

FEMALE PROFESSOR BRAVELY DEFENDS “PERSIAN” GULF IN DEFIANCE OF DUBAI OFFICIALS

Persian Gulf The news of an Iranian professor’s brave and praiseworthy defence of the original identity of the Persian Gulf in a conference in the UAE has gone viral in...

Iran women’s team wins Fajr int’l taekwondo competitions

Karaj, April 22, IRNA – Iranian women’s taekwondo team ranked first at the 29th Fajr Open which started Saturday in Alborz Province. The 29th edition of the event in men’s...

60 senior officials to attend Tabriz 2018

Tabriz, April 25, IRNA – Sixty foreign ambassadors, political and tourism officials are to participate in Tabriz 2018, Head of Foreign Ministry office in East Azarbaijan said. Tourism ministers and...

Iran set to revive Women’s Islamic Games: sports minister

TEHRAN – Iran is making attempts to revive the Women’s Islamic Games, were an international multi-sport event started in 1993, said Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar...

Iran actress: Cinema part of Iranian people’s life

Motamed Arya made the remarks in an interview with the Italy’s Rai News 24 on the sidelines of the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), which kicked off...

Inauguration of Tabriz 2018

(Persia Digest) – The city of Tabriz in Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, has been selected as the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries 2018. The opening ceremonies for the year-long event will take place on Wednesday...

WOMEN’S SHARE OF MAJLIS APPROVALS

The Iranian parliament (Majlis), demonstrating a colorful presence of female representatives, has taken great steps to fulfill women’s demands. It has passed supportive regulations for security and contribution of women...

India’s top court to provide daycare facilities, after years of requests

India’s Supreme Court will set-up a daycare center for its staff, which advocates said will increase the number of women in the workforce by setting an example for others to...

ARTWORKS ON KERMANSHAH EARTHQUAKE ON DISPLAY AT TEHRAN GALLERY

Tehran’s Idea Gallery is hanging a collection of artworks created by a number of Iranian and foreign artists on the theme of the Kermanshah earthquake.  Sarepole Zahab in the western...

Interior Ministry sees 300% growth in female managers

TEHRAN – There is a growth of 300 percent in the number of managerial positions for women in Interior Ministry, said Seyed Salman Samani, the ministry’s spokesman here on Thursday....

Intl. events to screen films from Iran

TEHRAN – Several international festivals will be screening a number of films by Iranian directors during April and May.  “Double” by Ronak Jafari will go on screen at the 40th...

CHILD ADOPTION UP BY 25% IN TEHRAN: OFFICIAL

The number of children adopted in Tehran increased by 25 percent in year 1396 (March 2017 – March 2018) compared to the year before, deputy head of Tehran’s welfare organization...

IRANIAN FOLK COSTUMES DISPLAYED IN QATAR

Folk costumes from Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Morocco have been put on display in Katara cultural village in Doha, Qatar, for the very first time.  Iran is showcasing nine of...

75% OF IRANIAN HANDICRAFTS MADE BY WOMEN

Some 75 percent of Iranian handicrafts are produced by females, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs.  The administration is following up on plans aiming to give...

3,000 WOMEN SERVING AS LOCAL EXECUTIVES ACROSS IRAN

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest...

2,700 NGOS WORKING IN IRAN ON WOMEN, FAMILY AFFAIRS

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs says the hundreds of governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of women rights are ‘national assets’ of the country.  In an...

The hardships of families with autistic children

 Although awareness towards autism has increased in Iran during recent years, families with autistic children are still voicing complaint about lack of support by national organizations. According to Charity Foundation...

In the words of Rabab Sleiman: “Every woman whom I have trained is committed and keen to transform her life”

Rabab Sleiman is a self-taught trainer from Lebanon, who is playing a pivotal role in reviving the traditional craft of palm leaf weaving and teaching the skill to young Lebanese...

IRAN AIR TO RECRUIT FEMALE PILOTS FOR FIRST TIME

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.  Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the female CEO of Iran Air (Homa), said the...

MAHSA GHORBANI – 1ST IRANIAN WOMAN REFEREE

Mahsa Ghorbani is the first Iranian woman referee to judge the men’s football game. She has been nominated to act as referee for the AFC Cup 2019.  Mahsa Ghorbani is...

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative urges inclusive global action on violence against women and girls

(United Nations) 13 March 2018 – On 12 March, opening day of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year partnership...

IMF urges Iran to make structural economic reforms, address youth unemployment

 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Iran for structural economic reforms for enabling the private sector to grow and to create the jobs required to address youth unemployment and...

PHOTOS OF EMINENT IRANIAN WOMEN ON TEHRAN BILLBOARDS

Tehran Municipality is displaying the portraits of a number of prominent Iranian women on billboards across the capital.  The billboards have been erected to pay tribute to those Iranian women...

CHARITY CONCERT HELD IN TEHRAN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MOTHERS IN PRISON

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has organized a benefit concert in Tehran to raise funds for the release of incarcerated moms as part of a campaign called “Prison...

Iran’s achievements in supporting rural women explained at UN

IRNA – An Iranian female MP on Monday briefed the 62th meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the achievements made and measures taken by the...

Commission of Status of Women kicks off in UN, Iran attends

IRNA-The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) with participation of representatives from all over the world, including Iran, kicked off at the UN headquarters in New York on...

IRANIAN VP CALLS FOR FORMATION OF GLOBAL NETWORK AGAINST VIOLENCE

 Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar has called for the establishment of a network among governments, parliaments, NGOs, and women activists to promote peace and security not...

FM ZARIF LAUDS WOMEN’S ROLE IN STANDING UP TO VIOLENCE

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message hailed women’s campaign in against violence.  The International Conference on Women, Peace and Sustainable Security was held from March 7-8 at...

WOMEN AT FRONT LINE OF FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE: IRAN FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.  Addressing the “International Event on Women, Sustainable Peace and Security” held...

Female wheelchair basketball team books ticket for Para-Asian Games

 IRNA – Iranian female wheelchair basketball team earned quota to participate in 2018 Asian Para Games. n the course of the Central and East Asia qualifying tournament which is underway...

IWF REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPING WOMEN’S WEIGHTLIFTING

The IWF reiterated its commitment to developing women’s weightlifting around the world and ensuring equal opportunities for men and women to take part in the sport.  Women’s weightlifting has grown...

Iran holds 1st film festival in Malaysia

IRNA – The first Iranian film festival was held in Malaysia on Monday night. The event was organized by Iranian cultural attaché office in Malaysia. Iran envoy to Malaysia Marzieh...

LESS CORRUPTION SEEN AMONG WOMEN IN SENIOR ROLES

Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi believes employing women in managerial positions reduces corruption and embezzlement.  Speaking in Tehran on Tuesday in a seminar dubbed “The...

Iran comes first at W Asian Women’s Handball Championship

An Iranian team stood at first place at the 2018 West Asian Women’s Handball Championship. The Shahid Chamran team from Larestan, in Fars Province southern Iran, succeeded to defeat Syria...

Women build road in western Iran

A group of women in Iran’s Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province have built a 5-kilometre road to a remote village by doing tough jobs like operating cranes, graders, trucks, and tractors. There are...

Iran’s Nemati shortlisted for International Women’s Day Recognition

Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – Iranian para-archer Zahra Nemati has been shortlisted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) among the list of five candidates for the 2018 International Women’s Day...

Iranian women shine at Int’l Story Telling Festival

 IRNA – Two Iranian female artists Tuba Shirkani and Negar Bahresi shined at the 20th International Story Telling Festival which was held in Tehran. Head of Bushehr culture and Islamic...

‘Azar’ to go on screen in Europe

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA – Iranian movie ‘Azar’ directed by Mohammad Hamzeie is scheduled to be screened in European cinemas. The movie will have limited public screening in European countries,...

IRANIAN WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM DEPARTS FOR CHINA

TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) – Iranian female rowing team will be camping in China’s Xinjiang for a month in preparation for Asian competitions. During one month of camping, the officials and...

Iranian woman appointed first ever no. 2 at Oil Ministry

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA – A woman was appointed on Sunday as Iran’s Petroleum Minister first deputy for the first time in the history of the country’s oil industry. n...

Women Survive Crises Better than Men

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide — in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show...

WOMEN’S DIRECTORATE AWAITING BUDGET FOR BREADWINNERS: VP

TEHRAN – The budget allocated to female breadwinners has not been cut, it has not been received yet, vice president for women’s and family affairs said, IRNA reported on Friday....

ENTREPRENEUR WOMEN TO STUDY METHODS OF EMPOWERMENT

TEHRAN – Methods of improving women’s job situation is to be studied by entrepreneur women during a national congress which is to be held on July 11.   The event...

WOMEN WITH GUNPOWDER EARRINGS” CROWNED BEST AT CINEMA VERITE

TEHRAN – Iranian director Reza Farahmand’s “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” has been named best feature-length documentary in the international competition of the 11th Cinema Verite festival. The film is about...

THE NIKE PRO HIJAB

ATHLETE INSIGHT COMBINES WITH TRADEMARK NIKE INNOVATION TO SHAPE A GROUNDBREAKING GARMENT. The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much...

ILLOGICAL RESERVATIONS ABOUT BILL ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) – While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.   Violence...

Iranian painter among finalist artists of Lynx Prize 2017

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian painter Fereshte Setayesh is one of the 47 finalist artists at the Lynx Prize 2017 international prize of contemporary art. “Mona Lisa”, a work selected by...

Expert’s take: “Neither men, nor women should be objectified by advertising”

Elena Ratoi is the Manager for the UN Women component of the “Women in Politics” UN Programme. She joined UN Women team in Moldova in 2014 to work on advancing women`s...

Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) – While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue. Violence against...

Metastatic breast cancer dark side of cancer research, treatment

Tehran (ISNA) – The director of Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Green Spring Station noted that breast cancer survivorship was very important in the U.S. because the rate of the...

IRAN, SWEDEN STRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT MOUS ON WOMEN AFFAIRS

Iran and Sweden stressed implementing joint MoUs in women-related fields Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, made the remarks Tuesday in a meeting with Sweden’s envoy...

Iranian women advised to get permit to marry foreigners

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The spokesman of the National Organization for Civil Registration of Iran said on Sunday that Iranian women should get a marriage permit to marry foreign...

IRAN ESTABLISHES SPECIAL PARLIAMENT FOR WOMEN

A top Iranian official has underlined women’s key role in decision making processes, saying the formation of “Women’s Parliament” in Khorasan Razavi province is a significant change in this regard....

IRANIAN CYCLIST STANDS1ST IN ASIA

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has put a woman cyclist from Iran at the top of the Asian ranking for the second consecutive year. Faranak Parto Azar with 321 points in...

IRAN, EU DISCUSS WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Ma’soumeh Ebtekar and the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis in a meeting here reviewed women’s rights. “We discussed maintaining dialogue...

Iranian women shooters grab Asian gold

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – Iranian women shooting squad snatched a gold medal in the 10th Asian Airgun Championships which is underway in Japan. The event started in men and women sections on Dec...

UN Women and the World Bank unveil new data analysis on women and poverty

More women than men live in poverty, but the incidence of poverty differs by age, marital status, household composition and other factors. For the first time, UN Women and the...

Malaysian entrepreneur women depart for Iran

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 31, IRNA – A Malaysian delegation comprising entrepreneurs and businesswomen headed for Iran on Tuesday for a 3-day visit. Head of Malaysian Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA) Nadira...

Iranian woman becomes ISO member

Tehran, Oct 7, IRNA – Iranian woman Mojdeh Tabari became member of the board of directors of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).   The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)...

PARLIAMENT’S WOMEN FACTION IN TALKS WITH IRISH SENATE DELEGATION

 A number of Iranian parliament’s female lawmakers discussed mutual cooperation and parliamentary relations with Irish Senate delegation. Zahra Saei, a member of parliament’s women faction said during the meeting that women will play a...

Iran women fusal team defeats Palestine in Ashgabat

Tehran, Sep 16, IRNA – Iranian women futsal team defeated Palestinian team 16-1 in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games of Asia and Pacific region in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan,...

Iran’s female referee named best

Sari, Aug 12, IRNA — A female Iranian was chosen as the best woman referee of the world Championships 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Head of Martial Arts Association in Mazandaran...

Mirzakhani math course to be granted to Iranian mathematicians

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA — Late Iranian math elite Maryam Mirzakhani’s math course is supposed to be granted to top Iranian mathematicians Head of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) said....

1ST FEMALE TOP MANAGER FOR IRAN AIR

A woman has for the first time ever been promoted as head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Line Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi in a...

TWO IRANIAN-AMERICAN ELITES TO REPRESENT FARHADI AT OSCARS

Acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi introduced two prominent Iranian-Americans to represent his movie, “The Salesman,” at the Oscar Academy Awards which is to be held on Feb 26. The first...

IRAN TO HOST INTL. COURSE ON GAP FOR WOMEN FARMERS

TEHRAN – An international training course on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for women farmers will open today in the city of Damghan.   Malaysian trainer Chan Seng Kit will offer...

International Day of Older Persons

Expert’s take: Old age — a double whammy for women? Silke Staab joined the UN Women Research and Data team as a Research Specialist in 2014, and is one of...