Iran- Italy MPs discuss status of women

Flags of Iran & Italy

Flags of Iran & Italy

TEHRAN, Mar. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s Parliamentarians held meeting with their Italian counterparts on the sidelines of the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

At the meeting held Monday at the request of the Italian side at the United Nations, four female representatives of Italian Parliament met with two female members of Iran’s Parliament.

During the meeting, the two sides welcomed the opportunity to exchange views, calling it a step towards the development and promotion of friendly relations between the two countries.

Pointing to Italian officials’ regular visits to and contacts with our country, including Foreign Minister’s visit to Tehran in March, the Italian delegation highlighted Iran’s prominent place in regional relations and establishing peace and stability in the region.

In response to their Italian counterparts on the position and status of women in Iranian society, Parliamentarians Fatemeh Rahbar and Shahla Bayat pointed to the progresses achieved by Iranian women in different fields of science, culture, art, sports, etc., and said the Iranian women enjoy an excellent position in the region.

During the meeting, both sides also condemned the atrocities and violence committed by ISIL against innocent people, especially women and children, calling for serious action by the international community and the United Nations.

In addition, the status of women in various fields such as access to health care, higher education, the justice system and etc. were examined during the meeting.

The Iranian delegation, at the end of the meeting, presented the book Charter of Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Italian counterparts.

The book, which is written in Arabic, Persian and English languages, has been codified with the comprehensive religion and legal system of Islam as its foundation, relying on awareness and belief in the Exalted God; and with the aim of presenting women’s rights and responsibilities in the fields of individual, social, and family rights.

The Charter has been categorized endeavoring to stipulate woman’s rights and responsibilities in Islam, based on the Constitutional Law, the lofty ideals of the Founder of the Islamic Republic and the Leader of the Revolution, by virtue of the 20-year overall perspective and general policies of the administration geared towards achieving the realization of equality and justice in the community of Muslim women.

Having a comprehensive and broad spectrum outlook, this charter includes signed and agreed upon rights and obligations, protective rights and universal rights common to all human beings.

By Mehr News Agency