Iran, Indonesia to Boost Cooperation in Women’s & Family Affairs

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:17

The first meeting for implementing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Iran and Indonesia in the field of women’s and family affairs have been held in Indonesian city of Semarang.

According to an ISCA report, the five-day meeting for implementing Iran, Indonesia MoU began on April 8, with the presence of officials from the Interior Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Red Crescent Society.

In this meeting, both sides exchanged information and experiences on women’s empowerment and developing women’s activities in economic affairs.

Increasing life expectancy in women from the age of 56 to 75, decreasing maternal mortality rate, women’s empowerment in economy and removing gender inequalities in women’s affairs are among the measures done by the Islamic Republic of Iran during the last 40 years, said Zahra Javaherian, a senior advisor to Iran President.

The MOU was signed by Iranian Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and Indonesian Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Children Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise, in Iran, in July 2018.

The MOU aims at empowering women, supporting children and promoting the resilience of family based on equality, respect and mutual benefit. It is valid for two years and can be extended for the same period.


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