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Number of women in the Iranian Parliament is unacceptable

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"It is regrettable that since the Constitutional Revolution women could not reach to a rightful place and this is despite their efforts", said Nahid Tajoddin.
Sunday, July 03, 2016 11:15:31 AM
Number of women in the Iranian Parliament is unacceptable

Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency – Mrs.Nahid Tajoddin a reformist MP from Isfahan electoral district referring to her discontent on the number of women in the Islamic Majlis said: It is regrettable that since the Constitutional Revolution women could not reach to a rightful place and this is despite their efforts; I believe that now ladies conditions is much better than before.

"One of my targets is to ascertain the true roll of women in the Iranian society and I hope to be useful in this regard", declared Nahid the new commer representative in the Iranian Parliament.

Women in Iran have always played fundamental, crucial, and representative roles in the long history of Iran

Women in Iran were granted the right to vote in 1963. They were first admitted to Iranian universities in 1937. Since then, several women have held high-ranking posts in the government or parliament. Before and after the 1979 revolution, several women were appointed ministers or ambassadors

Some, such as Tahereh Saffarzadeh, Masumeh Ebtekar, Azam Taleghani, Elaheh Koulaei, Fatemeh Javadi and Marzieh Dabbaq came after the revolution.

There are currently 17 women in parliament, of a total of 290 parliamentarians. This was up from nine in the previous elections.

Tehran. July. Third. Sunday\ICANA

News story Translated By manager of foreign department in Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency

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