Jan 29, 2019, 5:40 PM
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Vice President hails Iran's achievements in women, family fields

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA - Vice President for women and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar welcomed the achievements made by Iran in women and family field.

'As you witnessed in the statistics and trends Islamic Republic of Iran has successful experiences in the field of women and family,' Ebtekar said in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) which was held on the sidelines of a press conference with foreign and Iranian media reporters.

'We have proposed that to different countries both at the bilateral level like Indonesia and other countries as well countries that we are working with like Japan and countries that we are working to draw MoU like Malaysia to exchange our experience,' she added.

Earlier Ebtekar and Indonesia's Minister of Women Affairs signed an agreement in Tehran to enhance cooperation to empower women.

The accord has nine articles, including expanding women's role in policies and decision-making, supporting women and children against any kind of violence, expanding women's role in trade and technology, empowering women in economic affairs, exchanging experiences in the field of women and children.

She went to say that Iran had been able to succeed in improving women status which in turn has helped to strengthen the family.

Elsewhere in his remarks, she referred to her meeting with executive director of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Natalia Kanem, and said, 'We proposed to her that Iran has a successful experience in the strengthening the foundation of the family.'

'We have a project now underway, the 'National Family Dialogue' which is a project that we are working with NGOs and the universities and it deals with the communicative disorders in the family where we are working to enhance the communicative skills among the different members of the family.'

He noted that 'we put this proposal to the UNFPA that we can have a center of excellence in Iran not only for the region, but also at the global level where we can provide our experience and also a center for skills related to family, dialogue and to communication skills which are very important skills today.'

For much of her interview, Ebtekar said 'we have shortcomings, challenges but we think that even those challenges and shortcomings have lessons in them we can learn and we can share our lessons with other countries.'

'So this is one of the areas that we are working with other countries in bilateral level and international level and international organizations like the UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, we also have joint projects on for example the role of the family play in promoting environmental awareness in the society.'

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