Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Iranian Women

First thanks for showing interest in knowing more about Iranian women. As you may recognize, women in Iran wear Hijab in their own way.

Iranian Women's participation in various elections is indicative of their social and political activities. Their presence in the elections of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament), both as electors and candidates grew steadily in the past decade. In the presidential election in 1992, women constituted 44% of the entire body of voters.
Meanwhile, women's participation at executive and managerial levels has steadily increased, and key positions in planning and policy-making domains have been made available to women. 4.41% of general managers in Iran are women, and in important ministries like Health and Medical Education, Culture, and Higher Education, about 50% of the staff are women.

Reference: http://www.salamiran.org/index.html