Progress for the representation of women in Iran

Reporting on women elected in the 2016 run-off elections in Iran:

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has praised the record number of women who were elected to the country's parliament.
"For the first time we have 18 women in parliament, and it is a record that makes us very happy," Rohani said on May 1 in Tehran, adding that he hopes more women will be inspired to get involved in politics.
A total of four women were elected in the runoff elections held on April 29, joining the 14 who were elected in the first round of voting in February.