Parvaneh Mafi, former governor of Shemiranat and active in women’s affairs, was asked to evaluate the conduct of the presidential deputy on women and family affairs. She said: “In the past two years, this deputy has addressed mostly super structural and superficial work, gatherings and meetings, etc.
These are not bad, but they must comprise only a small part of their conduct. They must undertake infrastructural works that could cause fundamental change in women’s affairs or at least initiate basic and infrastructural works in the area of women.”
Mafi gave Mollaverdi a grade of 25 on a scale of 100.
Also Zohreh Tabibzadeh, parliamentary deputy, said “the Center for Women and Family Affairs presently does not account to any authority… Since Mrs. Mollaverdi was appointed to this post, no report has been provided on the Center for Women and Family Affairs to the parliament so that we know what they have done.”
Referring to the report on two years of activities of the Center for Women and Family Affairs, Tabibzadeh added, “We cannot examine an unprofessional, general report on the conduct of a center. Only exact figures and accurate explanations on the conduct of an entity can explain the quality of its work, not the number of memorandums of understanding and contracts signed by other centers. They must report how many coops have they set up, how many books have they published, how much support have they provided to elite women, etc. Statement of generalities and highlighting just a few agreements as report of conduct is totally unacceptable. Instead, they must provide exact details of their conduct.”
(State-run Iran-e Zanan Network website, Sep. 3, 2015)