Rouhani’s deputy in Women and Family Affairs admitted that “women in Iran are more prone to poverty than men are.” She made this remark in the opening of a job and business exhibition for women.
Shahindokht Molaverdi acknowledge that “women do not enjoy the necessary opportunities and accomodations for empowerment and cutting down on poverty.”
“Their advancement and progress are prevented by cultural, social and economic obstacles,” she added.
Molaverdi also revealed a new statistics on female heads of households. She said 82 per cent of these women are unemployed.
(State-run ISNA news agency – January 6, 2016)