Sharing of powder and decision-making
Members and Officers of Agricultural/Rural Organizations. Women comprised about 9% of the membership of rural institutions and cooperatives in 1994. Women were not represented in the rural consultative councils set up after the Islamic revolution, but the Bureau of Women's Affairs has proposed the participation of women in these councils, as well as the establishment of women's rural cooperatives. As of 1994, there were 12 active rural women's cooperatives.
Women in Decision-making Positions in Ministries Government Bodies. In 1994, women held only 3.4% of policy-making positions in the provincial divisions and affiliated organizations of the Ministry of Agriculture. Despite legal equality and the emphasis of government leaders and policymakers on the Importance of women's participation in national affairs, inadequate training opportunities and a deep-rooted patriarchal system hinder women's participation.