AP - A member of Iran's constitutional watchdog group insists that women cannot be presidential candidates, a report said Thursday, effectively killing the largely symbolic bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the June 14 election.
Radio Zamaneh - Workers House reports that unemployment amongst women has doubled during two terms of Ahmadinejad administration.
Shahrzadnews - Maryam Mojtahedzadeh, an advisor on women and family matters to the Iranian president, says only 1% of the national budget has been allocated to providing social services to women, families and young people.
RFE/RL - Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations have declared that rape and sexual violence in conflicts are war crimes and breaches of the Geneva Conventions.
Radio Zamaneh - The Iranian government has announced regulation guidelines for online dating, announcing that people can now legally set up dating websites on the internet after getting the necessary licence.
Shahrzadnews - In line with its policy of gender-segregation in higher education, the Iranian government has launched plans for the building next year of 23 faculties and 20 universities, all catering solely for women.
Shahrzadnews - In line with its policy of introducing gender-segregation to every social environment, the Iranian government has banned men and women from using educational facilities at the same time. Men will be permitted access on some days and women on others. The directive applies in particular to libraries and research institutes.
Roozonline - No matter what the girl did to take his glance off her, he continued to stare at her. She thought perhaps one of her buttons was missing or that there was something wrong with her clothes; but everything was fine.
Shahrzadnews - In spite of 33 years of persistent propaganda and penalties aimed at Islamising the social and cultural behaviour of Iran’s younger generation, government officials now admit that over 90% live with members of the opposite sex, with the consent of their parents.
- Figures for unemployed Iranian women set to increase by 150%
- Men Have the Right to Have Concubines; Women Do Not
- Study Shows Progress In Closing Gender Gap
- A Separation at Iranian Universities
- Iran’s employment laws detrimental to women’s futures
- Glass roof for women managers in Iranian newspapers
- Universities close nursing to male applicants
- Absence of a Clear Policy
- Women become journalists under subsidies
- Iran bans women from Euro 2012 screenings
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