Source: Tehran Times, Women's Desk
An association of Iranian businesswomen will be established in order to create more opportunities for women to participate actively in business and social life, the commerce minister announced here recently.
A group of Iranian businesswomen (file photo)
Speaking at a meeting of the Council of Iranian
Businesswomen, which was held last week to mark the national women's week (May
28 - June 3, 2010), Mahdi Ghazanfari called for concerted efforts to increase
women's participation in different arenas, notably business and economy.
He further put stress on studying women's problems in commercial fields, Iran Women News Agency (IWNA) reported.
On work at home women, the minister emphasized the need for providing them consultation services by the members of the association of businesswomen.
"Women's role in society is of greater importance than men's;" Ghazanfari quoted from the late Imam Khomeini's speeches, highlighting women's significant responsibility for training next generation of society.
He went on to say that after the victory of the Islamic Revolution (1979), women have had a greater involvement in public activities giving them pride and self-respect.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the minister called Hazrat Fatima (SA) as the best role model for Muslim women, and referring to the challenges face women in today's societies, he stressed the importance of providing an existing role model for Iranian girls.
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