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News code: 24684
Published Date: Monday 12 February 2018 - 14:00:47

“Bill on banning violence against women in final stage”; Ebtekar

“Bill on banning violence against women in final stage”; Ebtekar
IRAN  - Masoumeh Ebtekar, current Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs said that the bill on preventing violence against women is in final stage and will soon be presented to the parliament.

According to a study presented at the non-governmental Imam Ali Foundation's May 2017 Conference on Violence Against Women in Peripheral Families, held in Tehran, 32 percent of women in urban areas and 63 percent in rural areas had been victims of domestic violence.

Fighting domestic violence was first raised in 2012 by a member of the women's block in parliament, Zohreh Elahian, a representative from Tehran. She helped draft a bill containing 93 articles in five chapters but it never made it to the floor for a vote by the full legislature.

In January 2017, the Rouhani government announced that the bill was being revised after taking into consideration 250 papers by Iranian scholars, 50 doctoral theses on the subject and 1,200 articles by foreign experts.

In a Briefing session on Human Rights Achievements in the Islamic Republic of Iran' on Monday morning in the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ebtekar also praised women's presence in the judiciary system of Iran, adding that in the current administration 30% of mangers are female.

Iranian women have never faced limitations when it comes to driving, voting and education. They also occupy some top political jobs - three of President Hassan Rouhani's vice presidents are women. Government figures show 72 percent of working women in Iran are employed by private enterprises.


News Code: 24684
Published Date: Monday 12 February 2018 - 14:00:47
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