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Description of Duties


Article 1- Duties
  1.  To develop and propose the necessary policies in order to generate a favorable environment to   promote the growth of the personality of women and to expedite the recovery of human value and nobility, to provide women’s multilateral rights based on original Islamic criteria and develop accurate models and examples.
  2.  To develop and propose the necessary policies in order to identify the positive characteristics of local culture and confront its weaknesses, also to identify the sources and oppose the deteriorating manifestations of foreign cultures and moral decadence, and to eliminate regressive perceptions present in society under the guise of religion as well as oppression and discrimination imposed by the satanic regime on the female population.
  3.  To develop the necessary policies and programs and to coordinate programs proposed by executive organs in order to strengthen the sacred circle of the family to the maximum by facilitating marriage, safeguarding its purity and promoting family relations on the basis of Islamic rights and virtues, also to conduct specialized research and submit proposals to various executive organs pertaining to the above mentioned cases.
  4.  To develop necessary policies and programs and coordinate the programs proposed by the executive elements in order for women and girls to better utilize their leisure (through the proper use of sports, educational, recreational and artistic facilities and the mass media etc.) and to perform specialized studies and submit proposals to various executive elements to be included in their programs.
  5. To develop plans in order to promote the level of general knowledge and literacy of women and determine the appropriate policies and methods for their education in schools and universities.
  6.  To study the experience of women’s participation in political, social, economic, cultural and artistic activities and examine the methods to eliminate the difficulties and obstacles that prevent the development of these activities.
  7. To study and develop appropriate plans in order to eliminate the difficulties and address the issues of single, widowed and divorced women, assist them, and to examine women’s employment status.
  8.  To adopt policies in order to coordinate the activities of centers and organizations involved in women’s socio-cultural affairs and present plans and proposals to the SCCR as required.
  9. To recommend research on women’s socio-cultural affairs to experts and centers and to sponsor Islamic theoreticians, thinkers and scientists who endeavor to clarify Islamic concepts and perceptions in the fields of the family and society, and to assist in coordination of research programs.
  10.  Continual study and evaluation of women’s socio-cultural status and development of annual reports.
  11.  Development of programs that enhance the development of cultural relations with women’s revolutionary movements and communities in other countries, especially the Islamic ones.
  12.  To offer comments or come to a decision on cases assigned to WSCC by SCCR.
  13.  To propose criteria concerning the activities of women’s centers related to culture and propagation and supervision of these activities.
Note 1: The Council’s representative shall be a member of the Monitoring and Inspection Committee.
Note 2: Stipulations under Articles 1-7 and 10-12 of the Council’s Duties shall be presented to the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution for final review and approval.

Article 2- Members
  1.  Two member of the SCCR or its representative.
  2. Two experts, one each, in Islamic science and education, and scientific-cultural issues selected by the SCCR.
  3. The presidential representative.
  4. Two female parliament members introduced by the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
  5. The judiciary representative introduced by the head of the judiciary.
  6.  The representative of the Management Center for Female Seminaries.
  7.  One female expert on women’s socio-cultural issues introduced by each of the following ministries: Interior, Culture and Islamic Guidance, Culture, Technology and Research, Education, Labor and Social Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Health, IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting), Physical Education Division, Islamic Culture and Communications Organization, Islamic Azad University, Resistance Mobilization Corps, Organization for Islamic Propagation, Supreme Leader’s Representation division in the universities.

Note: Should the subject of the Council’s agenda be in relation to a ministry or an administrative organization, representative of such ministry or organization shall be able to attend the session with the right to vote.

Article 3:
The Head of the Council shall be elected from among two of the Council’s members winning the majority votes, whose name shall be announced to the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution for final approval, following the confirmation by the SCCR’s Secretary, and shall be appointed for a tenure of three years, the letter of appointment of whom shall be signed by the Head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution.
Note 1: Re-appointment of the above position shall be possible for one more term. 
Note 2: Secretary of the Council shall be appointed from among two women members of the Council or else as recommended by the Head of the Council to the Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution with the formal letter of appointment issued by the SCCR Secretary for a term of three years. Re-appointment of the above position shall be possible for one more term. 
Article 4:
All structural, administrative, financial and employment affairs of the Council shall be subject to stipulations made by the SCCR’s Board of Trustees.
Article 5:
 The Council shall have the right to form working groups for the implementation of duties thereof.
Note: The executive by-laws of the Council and the expert working groups thereof shall be formulated in conformity with the regulations of the SCCR’s subsidiary councils and expert commissions.
Article 6:
 The present by-laws have been ratified including six (6) Articles and six (6) Notes in the course of session 677 of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution held on December 7, 2010.