VP: Women play key role in protecting environment

Tehran, April 11, IRNA – Vice-President and head of Department of Environment ( DoE) said that women play a key in protection of environment.
Ma’soumeh Ebtekar made the remarks in a ceremony for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between DoE and office of vice-president for women and family affairs here on Saturday.

She added that by signing the MoU a new chapter opened for joint cooperation between two bodies in protecting environment.

The VP underlined that by encouraging women’s participation, ‘We will surely witness better protection of environment and natural resources.’

She went on to say that women in different administrative sectors play a noticeable role and added that such potential can be used for protection of environment, which is facing serious challenges nowadays.

Life style in society should be improved and it should move toward decreasing waste production and women’s role in this regard is undeniable.

She expressed hope that with implementation of the MoU constructive educational and research programs would be launched.

Ebtekar said that educational programs for women have already started in a number of provinces.

She also referred to role of non-governmental organizations ( NGOs) in protection of environment and added that in the past one and half years establishment of such bodies has increased five folds, which is very promising.