A female textile worker lost her life when a spinning machine pulled in her head.
Marzieh Taherian was working with a ring-spinning machine in the Kavir Semnan Textile Factory when this horrendous accident happened on November 6, 2021. The factory is located in the Industrial Township of Semnan, in east central Iran.
Marzieh Taherian was only 21 years old. Her fellow workers said initially her head covering was stuck in the machine, but immediately afterwards her head was also pulled in. (The state-run ILNA – November 7, 2021)
Many young women have to work in the production units to help mitigate economic pressure on their families and assist their parents. They have to bear with the harsh work conditions at the workshops and factories. (The official IRNA news agency – May 3, 2018)
Some experts have described the intolerable conditions of female workers in production units as “new slavery.” Low wages and lack of job safety are among the problems female workers in Iran face. The work conditions of Iran’s female workers is very different from their male counterparts. They do not have access to decent jobs and equal rights and opportunities.
Women are forced to accept any low-paying job and the harsh work conditions in small workshops, which are not monitored by the Labor Ministry and do not abide by the Labor Law. So those who work in these workshops are deprived of legal support, benefits, insurance, and safety.
The Iranian regime is a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Yet, it has not implemented any of the CSW recommendations to improve women’s economic empowerment. The clerical regime is indeed moving in the opposite direction.