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women in politics

Women’s affairs chief promotes “positive reinforcement” of hijab

The head of Women and Family Affairs says she addressed a number of controversial issues regarding women during her trip to Isfahan at a meeting with the Isfahan Women and Family Committee, where she stated among other things that the administration’s approach to hijab is positive reinforcement and it is against gender segregation at work. » read more

Women’s affairs chief feels powerless to act

Shahindokht Molaverdi, the head of women’s and family affairs, told the eighth meeting of women’s affairs advisors and executives that she feels she is completely blocked from taking any action in her governmental capacity. » read more

First female governor in Gilan Province appointed

Mona Abrufarakh has become the first woman to be chosen as a governor in Gilan Province. IRNA reports that Abrufarakh will serve as governor of central Rasht. » read more

President’s advisor speaks for women in leadership positions

Iranian president’s chief advisor in ethnic and religious minority affairs Ali Younesi said in a press conference on May 3 that there has been a historical oppression of women in the country and the Iranian administration and legislation is patriarchal. » read more

Female official won’t speak at prayers after all

Massoumeh Ebtekar, the head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, has reported on her Facebook page that she will not be speaking at the Friday Mass Prayers in Tehran, despite earlier announcements. » read more

Rohani deputy reports on lack of women among Iranian leaders

The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. » read more

Iranian official calls for greater role for women in politics

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has expressed his support for the widespread participation of women in the political arena, dismissing the restrictions on their activities as “dogma.” » read more