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Iran's religious leaders call for participation of women in social works

Minister of Culture and the Islamic Guidance Ahmad Masjed Jamei said on Friday that Iranian religious leaders call for preparing the ground for strong partnership of women in cultural, political, economic and social programs, IRNA reported.

Addressing a group of women who ranked top in the field of arts and cultural works, Masjed Jamei said that women are expected to undertake effective part in cultural development of the nation.

"The religious leaders believe in participation of women in society-based activities," Masjed Jamei said.

The annual meeting of prominent cultural figures and women artists was held to mark the National Women`s Day. Women artists ranging from cinema, literature to memorizers and reciters of the holy Quran took part in the event.

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