VP: Iran to set up interfaith workgroup for women’s issues

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi underlined the great capabilities of the country’s women from different religions and tribes for helping the society excel in different areas, and said her department will soon establish a special interfaith workgroup to deal with the same issue.

“We intend to set up a women workgroup for different religions and tribes in the Women and Family Affairs Department,” Molaverdi told reporters on Wednesday.

She pointed to the role of women’s solidarity in gaining access to objectives and programs in women and family affairs, and said, “Today our society needs to make use of the potentials and adroitness of women in different managerial fields.”

The Iranian vice-president reiterated that the female population can help the country advance faster on the path of progress.

In relevant remarks in April on the occasion of the National Women’s (Mothers’) Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the Islamic Republic pays much respect to women’s social rights and tries to provide the ground for their equal chance with men both for study and work.

“Women should enjoy equal opportunities, immunity and social rights; we have a long way to go on this path before we reach the destination,” President Rouhani said.

He referred to the government’s measures to pave the ground for women’s scientific progress, their employment and opportunity for studying at higher levels, and said the Iranian women are now present on various cultural and economic scenes.

Rouhani also described expansion of electronic marketing as a good ground for creating better working conditions for women.

By Fars News Agency


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