17 February 2020 - 15:33
Gender equality rooted in Islam

"Due to the importance of addressing gender inequality and the need to reform laws, we should elect people who believe in basic reformations," the Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs said.

Iran (IMNA) - Considering gender equality as the most important concern of Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar added, "Gender equality subject is the presidential specialized policy and regulation of the 6th five - year development plan that is determined according to religious principles based on which human superiority depends on their virtue, not their gender, ethnicity, race; discrimination is not accepted in Islam."

"From the beginning of the 12th government of the Islamic Republic of Iran when the National Headquarters for Women and Family affairs were formed gender equality standards, which have been investigated before, was placed at the top of the priorities and 179 gender equality standards were issued to the related organizations and ministries," she continued.

Pointing to the appointment of women to management positions, Ebtekar said, "This type of designation is flourishing, and has reached to above 20 percent since the beginning of the 12th government."

Considering the ability of women in economic fields, she noted, "In this field, there are several target groups including female-headed household. Currently, two related programs are being held with the cooperation of the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Interior in this regard."

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