Nearly 30,000 Iranian women publish books in 10 months: Minister

A total of 30,000 Iranian women published their works in the current Iranian year (beginning March 20, 2022), Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili wrote on his Twitter account, while in 1979 only 11 women were able to publish their works.

He wrote the tweet on Iranian women’s progress after the Islamic Revolution which was focused on the first International Congress for Women of Influence, held in Tehran on January 20, and attended by participants from 30 countries, IRNA wrote.

The congress was held while 300 influential women from China, Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan, Cameroon, Serbia, Armenia, Sweden, Bulgaria, South Africa, Syria, Lebanon and Russia took part in the one-day event.

The congress had three different categories for its guests: Cultural and scientific celebrities, ministers, and first ladies.