Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar said despite the obstacles created by the United States in the way of Iran’s economic development, the government is trying to promote the role of Iranian women in economic spheres.
Ebtekar made the remarks in a meeting with members of Thailand’s parliamentary committee on women's affairs during her two-day visit to the Asian country on Friday, according to IRNA.
She pointed to the major measures that Iran has taken in women’s AFFAIRS, including the allocation of a 30% quota for the appointment of women managers and high participation of women in higher education.
The Iranian vice president said 56 percent of students in public universities, 27 percent of the universities’ board of trustees as well as 37 percent of the country’s medical community are women.
Ebtekar also referred to the government’s support for NGOs, noting that there are 2,700 active NGOs in women's and family sphere.
She further referred to the women's faction as well as the family faction in the Iranian Parliament.
The Iranian official said that the US has created many obstacles in the path of Iran's development in economy.
However, she said Iran has been trying to turn the sanctions to an opportunity for the women in order to strengthen their role in the country’s economy.