Appointing women in management positions has always been emphasised by this gov't/ Providing opportunities for women, youth, ethnic groups and religious minorities a key priority for gov't

The President said, "One of the priorities of this government has been to provide opportunities for women, youth, ethnic groups and religious minorities for having an active role in the society".

Sat 17 - April 2021 - 23:09

Speaking on Saturday afternoon in a meeting with a group of activists in the field of women and family affairs, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "Appointing women in management positions has always been emphasised by this government and I have always been interested in having a female minister in the cabinet, but my hands were tied and it did not happen, but of course, today we have two powerful vice presidents from among women".

Stating that one of the priorities of Islam is that women should be placed in their own best position, the President said, "This is one of the honours of the Islamic Revolution, and women's freedom for being active and the opportunity to express their talents and abilities is one of the characteristics of our Islamic system".

Referring to the status of women in Islam, the president said, "In the days of Ignorance, girls were considered a disgrace in their families, but with the teachings of Islam, women were placed on an equal footing with men".

Referring to the influence and role of women in political and social activities, Dr Rouhani said, "If women decide to put a person, faction or ideology in power, they have this power, as in the last election, we saw the impact of their role and activities". 

The President said, "One of the honours of the Islamic Revolution is in the field of women and family, but unfortunately this issue has not been well explained and introduced, and statistics and information in this regard have not been announced properly".

Dr Rouhani referred to the activity and widespread presence of women in knowledge-based companies, and said, "Today, many women are working and managing knowledge-based companies, and of course the development of knowledge-based companies has helped to better develop the capacity of women in society".

The President further referred to the role of women in the fight against coronavirus and said, "Coronavirus has created great problems for our country and human society, in fighting which women played a valuable role in the role of nurses and doctors".

Dr Rouhani said, "Fortunately next week, the vaccination of the medical staff, who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, will be completed, and by the end of the week, more than one million people will receive the vaccine, and this can bring more peace to these loved ones".

The President stated that women have a great role in the society in the education sector and have an active, effective presence in various sectors and levels of education.

Dr Rouhani also stated, "During the term of Government of Prudence and Hope, valuable measures have been taken in the field of empowerment, skills training and promotion of women in our country, and I hope the next government will continue the same path".

The President further referred to the active presence of women in the country's management positions and said, "At the beginning of the Government of Prudence and Hope, only 5% of women were in middle and high management positions and the government's goal was to increase this to 30%, which is today about 26%".

Dr Rouhani pointed out, "As at the beginning of the 11th government, we had a plan for the first 100 days. I hope that with a final 100-day plan, we will take steps to serve the people and the people will have a glorious turnout in the elections".

 

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