Volume 20 (2022)
Issue 3 September 2022, Pages 343-527
Issue 2 June 2022, Pages 165-341
Issue 1 March 2022, Pages 1-164
Volume 19 (2021)
Volume 18 (2020)
Volume 17 (2019)
Volume 16 (2018)
Volume 15 (2017)
Volume 14 (2016)
Volume 13 (2015)
Volume 12 (2014)
Volume 11 (2013)
Volume 10 (2012)
Volume 9 (2011)
Volume 8 (2010)
Volume 7 (2009)
Volume 6 (2008)
Volume 5 (2007)
Volume 4 (2006)
Volume 3 (2005)
Volume 2 (2004)
Volume 1 (2003)





Woman in Development and Politics

Journal of Woman in Development and Politics is an open access quarterly publication, published by Center for Women Studies and Research, University of Tehran and has received a scientific degree from the Commission of Scientific Journals of the country - Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. This journal follows the principles and criteria of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in reviewing and publishing scientific articles. This journal uses double-blind peer review and all submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity software (Hamtajoo) to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by expert reviewers.

Journal Features

  • Journal Title: Woman in Development and Politics
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • ISO Abbreviation: Wom Dev Pol 
  • Language: Persian with English Abstract
  • Review Process: Double blind peer review
  • Publisher: Center for Women Studies and Research, University of Tehran
  • Open Access:  Yes 
  • Initial Review Time: 2 Weeks 
  • Final Review Time: Less than 6 months approximately
  • Acceptance Rate: 15 %
  • Article Processing Charges: Yes
  • Issuing Acceptance Letter: Yes
  • Using Similarity Finding Software: Yes (Hamanandjoo)


Women's Studies
Corporate Social Responsibility And Women On Corporate Boards

Nazanin Bashirimanesh; nasrin ghadamyari; Hadis ahmadi

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 343-363


  The presence of female managers at management board s has a remarkable and positive effect on the functions and an increase on company's values.Not only because of their special methods on making decisions but also their highly consideration about their responsibilities. So that female managers boost ...  Read More

Physical Education and Sports Science
Qualitative explanation of the grounds and conditions of participation of female students in public sports (Case study: Payame Noor University of Kerman)

kamal javanmard; alireza sanatkhah

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 365-388


  It is necessary to study the   grounds of public sports in order to prevent physiological injuries, especially poor mobility and psychological problems and social harm among the female students. Following data collection, this study was conducted with a qualitative approach to explain the effective ...  Read More

The Impact of Gender Gaps on the Environmental Performance in Selected Countries

habib Allah Sadeghi; Ali Azizi; Rasoul Sadeghi

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 389-413


  Gender is recognized as an important factor in protecting the environment. Nevertheless, gender mainstreaming is still considered a secondary option and waste of funds. This study evaluates the impact of the gender gap on the environmental performance of selected countries in the world using the World ...  Read More

Studying the Self-Empowerment Model of Women Entrepreneurs in Yazd: Constructive Interaction with Mental and Social Barriers

manouchehr alinejad; seyedeh zynab mosavi; Mehraban Parsamehr

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 415-440


  In Iran, the development and promotion of entrepreneurship is one of the serious needs of society and family structure, traditional attitudes and gender stereotypes that describe the social structures of countries have a strong impact on the process of women entrepreneurship development. The purpose ...  Read More

Rural Development
Investigating the Effect of Gender Approaches on Achieving Sustainable Development in Suburb Settlements (Case Study: Surrounding Villages of Karaj Metropolis)

Aliakbar Anabestani; Shokofeh Moamelvand; Mahdi Javanshiri

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 441-467


  The development thinkers have always agreed on human excellence in all aspects, yet in many countries the issue of gender has become a basis for socio-cultural, economic, political, etc. In inequalities, and this   leads to a serious challenge and dilemma in achieving sustainable development. ...  Read More

Erosive/ Healing Employment: A Qualitative Study on the Employment Challenges of Female Clients of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee in Mashhad

Ahmadreza Asgharpourmasouleh; Fariba Firouzi; Gholamreza Sedighouraee

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 469-500


  Finding and maintaining a job position is influenced by several factors, including gender. Women, especially women who are heads of households, face many concerns in finding and maintaining a job position. This study has focused on participants who are female heads of households and seek help from the ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Women's Perception of Barriers and Facilitators of Success: A Grounded Theory Study

Effat Borna; Hossein Afrasiabi; ahmad kalate sadati; Mahdi Kermani

Volume 20, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 501-527


  Despite dramatic increases of women in higher education, a significant gap remains in women's socio-economic activities, a manifestation of success in life today. This study aims to investigate the barriers and facilitators of success for women. We used a grounded theory approach and semi-structured ...  Read More

Cultural Studies
Qualitative content analysis of elementary textbooks based on gender orientation

Rahmatallah Marzooghi; Sirus Mansoori

Volume 13, Issue 4 , January 2016, , Pages 469-485


  The aim of this study was the content analysis of elementary textbooks based on gender orientation. Method of research was qualitative content analysis. Statistical population was textbooks of the elementary. Statistical sample of research includes Heavenly gifts (Hediehaye Asmani), social studies, and ...  Read More

The effect of economic– social variables on burgess female suicide of Iran (2006-2009)

Zahra Nasrolahi; Ezatollah Lotfi; Atieh Honardoust

Volume 11, Issue 3 , October 2013, , Pages 377-392


  The rate of suicide globally and in Iran is increasing. Suicide destroys human capital and poses huge obstacles for the improvement of women’s health and for the wider public health agenda. The main objectives of this paper is to review the available evidence on suicide in Iran as well as to explore ...  Read More

A Study On Socio- Cultural Barriers of Women's Participation in Sports Case study: 20-40 year-old female athletes and non-athletes in Hamedan province

Asadallah Naghdi; Esmaeil Balali; Parvin Imani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , April 2011, , Pages 147-163

  In today's world, women's participation in social activities is considered as a measure of their social and civil rights. However, there are challenges to such participation. This research aims to investigate these socio-cultural obstacles, comparing athletic and non-athletic women. The present study ...  Read More

Comparative Study between Status of Women in Iran and Malysia

Firozeh Asghari; Atieh Honardoust

Volume 12, Issue 1 , April 2014, , Pages 75-92


  Gender equality, equity and women`s empowerment are the essential factors for integral human development and also key factors for all countries to achieve economic, political and social development. The main goal of this paper is a comparative study on women`s status in Malaysia and Iran as two developing ...  Read More

Evaluation of gender perspective in the design of urban spaces (Case Study: Shams Women Park of Tabriz)

Ali Goli; Shahrokh Zadvali Khajeh; Fatemeh Zadvali

Volume 11, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 171-188


  Women as half of the citizens, parks and green spaces reserved have been one of the maincenters and recreational facilities in addition to the health and psychological aspects. Thesustainable development and improving the quality of life of women in urban is evaluation ofWomen Park designing with appropriate ...  Read More

Sociological study of domestic violence against women ‎(Case study: Ilam city)‎

ali feizolahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 June 2022


  Domestic violence has been observed in all societies, in all groups and social classes, and ‎several reports have confirmed its problem in Iran.‎‏ ‏The purpose of this study is to understand of ‎how women’s perception of conditions, contexts and consequences of domestic violence ...  Read More

Political sciences
The Relationship between Media Literacy and Political Awareness of Tehran Women

Zahra Zamani; Hasan Malaekeh; mansour haghighatian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 June 2022


  Information resources and political awareness of society, of which women make up half, play an important role in human development and socio-political participation. To identify the relationship between new communication tools and political awareness of Tehran women. This study examines the relationship ...  Read More

Transformation of Intimacy Practices: Comparative Analysis of Marital Intimacy among Three Generations of Tabriz Women

Abbas Lotfizadeh; Mohammad javad Zahedi Mazandarani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 June 2022


  This article studies the intimate experiences of three generations of Tabriz women in relation to the social circumstances of their adolescence. Considering the recent changes in the social and intimate relations of Iranian society, the article intends to highlight and analyze new dimensions of marital ...  Read More

Rural Development
Analysis of effective factors on identifying entrepreneurial opportunities among rural women of Kermanshah county

Mahtab Valizadeh; Nematollah Shiri; Mojgan Khoshmaram

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2022


  Abstract The low rate of economic participation and entrepreneurial activities of rural women has made it important to try to promote entrepreneurial businesses among them. Whereas the starting point for starting a business is opportunity recognition, and the process of identifying entrepreneurial opportunities ...  Read More

The effect of women's presence on the board of directors on the environmental performance of companies listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange

Javad masomi; Mohsen Azinjam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 July 2022


  Environmental performance not only strengthens social legitimacy, but also leads to competitive advantage, because increases the productivity, and stimulates innovation in environmental performance activities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of women in the board of directors on ...  Read More

The Impact of Cultural Consumption on Girls' Attitudes toward Girl-Boy Friendship Relationships

Marjan Rashvand Sorkhkouleh; Fatemeh Vojdani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 July 2022


  New communication media are one of the important factors that influence the youth values and attitudes, and if used incorrectly, they can pave the way of harmful patterns in gender interactions, including girl-boy friendship. To better manage this issue, it is necessary to examine the impact of these ...  Read More

Political sciences
The qualitative analysis of barriers and limitations of women political activity in political positions (Case study: Cabinet and Islamic Parliament of Iran)

Amene Mirkhoshkhou; Soheila Sadeghi Fasaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 August 2022


  One of the most important components in increasing women's participation in decision-making and policy-making is to show the obstacles and limitations of their presence in the high levels of political positions in the country. The main question is what factors and characteristics cause the current ...  Read More

Female Students Sustainable Clothing Design via Agricultural Waste and Fabric Scraps (Case Study: Art Faculty of Semnan University)

Masoumeh Jorjany; Somayeh Baseri; Farideh Afarin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 September 2022


  Clothing industry is a major source of environmental pollution especially in developing countries such as Iran. The mass consumption of clothing and also their common methods of design and production have led to increased environmental pollution due to the disposal of vast amounts of non-biodegradable ...  Read More

Political sciences
Analysis of the Situation of Presence of Women in Political Positions in the Contemporary World and Iran (from the third decade of the 21st century)

Hoda sadat Vaezi; Ali Alihosseini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 September 2022


  From the middle of the twentieth century; Due to the pervasiveness of the process of globalization & democratic political culture, the majority of people & women were able to participate effectively in politics and enter politics. Especially since the 21st century; the increasing presence of ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Study of political participation of Baloch women according to the social stratification of Baluchistan

sima raeisi; Hosein Tafazzoli; Mohammad Tohidfam; Ah,madreza Taheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2022


  Abstract In any society, the political participation of social groups is formed based on the social and cultural structures of that society, which makes participation reasonable or traditional. The political participation of Baloch women has also been formed on the same basis. In this regard, according ...  Read More

Women's Studies
employed mothers' Interpretation of different dimensions of maternity leave

Hajiieh Bibi Razeghi Nasrabad; sosan bastani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2022


  Following the decrease in the fertility level and the change in the pattern of childbearing in Iran and its demographic, economic and social consequences, efforts have been made in the policy system in recent years to support the family and working women. One of the programs carried out in order to support ...  Read More

A study of lived experiences of female students from girlhood

mahmoud mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 September 2022


  Perceptions and experiences of gender as an established model can play an important role in individuals' social and educational actions. This article examines the lived experiences of female students of Farhangian University of girlhood. The research method is a qualitative method with a phenomenological ...  Read More

Analysis of unemployment duration of men and women job seekers referring to job centers of the country in the period of 2012-2018

saadolah darabi; Hossein Mahmoudian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 October 2022


  The purpose of this research is to analyze of unemployment duration and compare it among Iranian men and women in the period of 2012-2018. In this study, an attempt has been made to investigate the effect of four variables of gender and age, education level, and marital status of unemployment duration ...  Read More

Conceptualizing the Components of the women's businesses Sustainability Model in Behbahan County

Fatemeh Alinejad; Morteza Akbari; Nematollah Shiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 October 2022


  The purpose of this study was to conceptualizing the components of the women's businesses sustainability model in Behbahan County. To achieve this goal, the qualitative paradigm and grounded theory method were used. For this purpose, the list of business women was received from various centers such ...  Read More

Economic study of the hijab product using the ADIS model

Atieh Honardoust

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 October 2022


  Hijab has special place in Islam and Iran and in addition, it has an economic and cultural impacts in individual and social life. In this paper we use data in period time 1369-1399 and estimate the demand function`s four Hijab goods: black Chador, cotton Chador, gown and scarf with ADIS method and used ...  Read More

The lived experience of women domestic workers in different worlds

Mahsa Tizchang; sharareh mehdizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 October 2022


  The present study has described and analyzed the experiences of women domestic workers from living in multiple and different worlds. The aim of this study was to understand the lived experiences of these women as a silent and marginalized group due to the lack of an official position in the legal structure ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Semantic Analysis of women's identity construction in tourism Case study: women working in ecolodges of Kerman province

Farzaneh Haghighat ghahfarokhi; Seyed Ali Hosseini; Esmaeil Ghaderi; Seyed Mojtaba Mahmudzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 October 2022


  Identity shows the origin and focus of a person's values. People define their social identity by joining different social groups. Social background, social interactions and gaining different experiences are the main fields of forming people's social identity. Tourism industry as a service industry ...  Read More

Women's Studies
The effects of job empowerment on food security of rural female-headed households under supervision of the Welfare Organization

Kayvan Shoja Chaghervand; Alireza Poursaeed; Maryam Omidi Najaf Abadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 October 2022


  Introduction: The empowerment has been known as controlling decision making about his or her life and ability for interventions in all their life challenges (Baig et al., 2018). Women empowerment can improve sustainability in development fields (Akhter & Cheng, 2020). Empowerment conception not only ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Narratives of women faculty members of the university about the conditions that affect the balance between career and maternal roles

shohre rowshani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 November 2022


  Background: work and family are two important institutions for the individual and society, and establishing a balance between work and family roles is very important in the successful advancement of goals. Work-family balance creates positive results, while imbalance between work and family has negative ...  Read More

The lived experience of female faculty members in establishing a balance between career and family roles in the days of Corona

Bahareh Nasiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2022


  Due to the fact that corona virus, as a threat to people's lives, has also severely disrupted social life and has turned into a "super-problem" and even a "super-crisis". In this situation, women usually find more expectations from themselves, because it seems that women want ...  Read More

Spatial pattern of the formation of female-headed households in Iran

habib Allah Sadeghi; Fatemeh Torabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2022


  Introduction Over the last decade, various and heterogeneous types of households have emerged in Iran as a result of economic, social and demographic changes. One of the most significant demographic changes in the country is the increase in the frequency of female-headed households. When comparing the ...  Read More

Women's Studies
The conceptual pattern of women's social body participation in the women and family policy-making process; Based on the perspective of religious discourse in Iran

Nahid salimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2022


  Today governance looks at the atmosphere of cooperation of actors to achieve good management of society. At the same time, policy-making is a tool in the hands of rulers to turn the objective challenges of society into scientific problems and solve them. In using this tool, it is worthwhile to benefit ...  Read More

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