Jul 31, 2021, 9:45 AM
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Big step taken in leveraging capacities of women in Iran: official

Tehran, IRNA – Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Saturday that the administration has taken a big step in leveraging capacities of women, noting that over 25% of officials in high, middle, and basic levels have been chosen from among women.

During the last 4 years, an annual report was compiled to show performance of governors-general, ministers, and the administration in regard with their measures taken to reach the 30 percent target in women’s share of official posts, Ebtekar said in an exclusive interview with IRNA.

The latest report shows that 25.2 percent of managerial positions in high, middle, and basic levels is occupied by women, according to the vice president.

She noted that the posts include deputy ministers, directors-general, county governors, deputy governors-general, district governors, and other positions in such ranks, but no low ranking posts, like school principals, have been included.

Ebtekar added that Ministry of Interior has had the highest number of women appointments and Hormozgan and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces top the list in Iran.

She also said that President Hassan Rouhani’s administration was the first in the history of Islamic Republic to appoint women as ambassadors. Five women are currently serving as Iran’s ambassador in other countries.

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