“We have never defended gender equality!”
The admission was made by the Interior Ministry’s advisor on women’s affairs, Fahimeh Farahmandpour.
She reiterated, “We are only demanding justice with regards to women.”
To explain her position, she added, “The sport’s budget is for both men and women but women’s accessibility to sports facilities is not much. Women’s comprise 50% of the work force in agriculture, but receive only 10% of the financial allocations. This means that women have turned into simple workers whose energy is used in the tea and rice fields.”
(State-run ISNA news agency – May 2, 2016)