Islamic Revolution enabled women socially: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) – President Rouhani asserted that Islamic Revolution of Iran has brought women to the social front and praised Ayat. Khomeini as the pioneer.

Speaking in a conference commemorating Imam Khomeini’s late wife, Khadijeh Saghafi, on Sunday morning, President Rouhani said wives are among the most influential figures of social leaders.

Noting the difficulties of a leader’s life, president appreciated the patience and courage of Lady Khadijeh Saghafi during her life and her resistance accompanying Imam Khomeini.

Commending Imam Khomeini’s revolutionary approach, which restored and returned honor and glory to Iran, President Rouhani stressed his transcendental viewpoint towards women and added: “There is no doubt this perspective was influenced by behavior and characteristics of Lady Saghafi.”

Highlighting the active presence of women in Iranian society, Hassan Rouhani stated: “Islam does not accept concepts like first or second gender, men and women are equal.”

“Imam Khomeini paved the way for Iranian women to participate actively in the society and we are proud of Iranian women who are present at all social fields and levels,” added he.

Rouhani, further, emphasized that feminism and masculinism are meaningless in Islamic principles, saying “Islam’s focus is on meritocracy.”

President noted that within the frame of norms and principles, Iranian women have to be involved in all social activities and stressed their role in helping the government to implement the resistance economy policies.

The event was attended by several Iranian high ranking officials to celebrate the Late Khadijeh Saghafi’s 60-year struggle against tyranny beside Imam Khomeini.

By Mehr News Agency