Iran is among the three last countries of the world as far as women’s participation is concerned.
This was acknowledged by Mohsen Rannani in a program broadcast by the state-run national television.
He said women’s participation was 13 percent before the revolution in 1977, but it dropped to 8 percent ten years later in 1987. In 1997, it returned to 14 per cent, and it should be around 14-15 per cent in 2017.
Rannani hereby acknowledged that women’s social and economic participation decreased after the revolution and has just reached the rate before the revolution, some 40 years ago.
(State-run national television, December 12, 2015)