In an interview with Fars, Azar Mansouri, a so-called reformist political activist acknowledged, “According to the latest document published by the World Economic Forum, Iran ranks 137 among 142 countries examined for gender gap.
This is to say, that we are only five levels away from being the last country.”
Backing up her statement, Mansouri reiterated, “Since 2006 when the WEF devoted part of its reports to gender gap in various countries, Iran’s rank has worsened year by year and those countries who were behind us, have taken over and rank higher in this report.”
Mansouri also revealed that after nine parliaments formed under the clerical rule since the Revolution, only nine seats belong to women in the last parliament and even those nine do not use their opportunity to work for advancement of women’s demands.
(State-run Fars news agency, TNews.ir, October 26 2015)