Support for Women’s Empowerment

Support for Women’s EmpowermentSupport for Women’s Empowerment

Effective implementation of a comprehensive scheme on women empowerment is on the agenda of the Women’s Faction in the 10th Majlis (parliament), said Soheila Jelodarzadeh, a newly-elected lawmaker. “The scheme has been in the spotlight since women began to head households in recent decades,” she told IRNA. Stressing the need to create a database of information on female breadwinners, she said the scheme can support such women on the path towards economic participation by equipping them with various technical and vocational skills. “Over 2.5 million female breadwinners in the country need support and empowerment if social ills among them are to be reduced or prevented,” she noted.