Mar 13, 2024, 3:31 AM
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Iran deputy president urges int’l institutions to reach Gazans with food, medicine

New York, IRNA – Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Ensiyeh Khaz'ali who is attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has urged international institutions to take appropriate measures to send food and medicine to the Gaza Strip by taking into account the UN report on the impacts of the war on the security and livelihood of women there.

Khaz'ali issued the call in her speech at one of the round tables of the 68th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Tuesday, according to the IRNA reporter in New York.

I ask all of you and the international organizations and bodies active in the issue of women to take appropriate measures to reach these defenseless people with food and medicine, she said citing a UN report on dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, especially women and children who are dying of starvation.

Khaz'ali expressed her gratitude for participating in the ministerial round table aimed at discussing ways to reduce women's poverty and appreciated for this opportunity to exchange experiences with other participants.

The Iranian vice-president touched on numerous problems faced by her country in the wake of western sanctions.

Iran, as a country that, apart from the common problems of women, dealing with cruel economic sanctions that have no other purpose than to impoverish the country”, Khaz'ali underlined but said she is proud to announce that Iran has turned this challenge into an opportunity to become stronger against unilateralism.

During the round table conference on "positive measures to strengthen institutions and increase funding to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", the Iranian official highlighted some of the measures her country has taken in the fight against women’s impoverishment and their empowerment.


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