Seyyed Mohsen Emadi in his address also expounded on various types of aggressions observed against women in the world today, including poverty, threats due to foreign forces occupation, losses due to military attacks, human smuggling, aggressive behavior at homes, taking advantage of women in advertisements etc.
He added, "Improvement of women's status in the world depends on solving such problems and difficulties effectively."
Focusing on status of women in Iran, he said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran observes gender justice at all scenes of national affairs in a bid to improve women's status, increase their participation in political affairs, and their involvement in economic and social affairs."
Emadi added, "Presently, the Iranian women comprise over 30% of the labour force in our country, and their participation in economic affairs is 18%, which is the highest in the history of Iran, while the percentage of literacy among Iranian women increased to 78% in 2007, compared to 25% in 1976."
According to Iran's deputy permanent ambassador at UN, during the recent years the majority of high school students that manage to pass the university entrance exams are girls, while during the years of the past decade participation of women in political and social affairs has increased meaningfully.
He considered expanding the women's role comprehensively at all social scenes "a sacred objective", that the IRI Government attached high priority to, adding, "In order to achieve that sacred objective, strengthening the role played by families, as the basic cells of the social structure is of great importance."
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