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Rouhani VP voices frustration with administration

Iran's vice president for Women and Family Affairs has voiced concern over the lack of attention paid by the administration to women's issues.
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Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, criticized the administration’s lack of attention to opportunities for women to play an active role in society and her own lack of executive authority to implement changes.

At a meeting in Esfahan, speaking to a special working group on women’s issues, Molaverdi criticized the administration’s Sixth Development Plan, saying, “In these plans, the religious and legal demands of women … in getting away from poverty, corruption and discrimination must be considered. The time has come that women must fulfill their share in the … development prospects.”

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