The Indonesian ambassador in Iran has called for concerted contribution by all Islamic nations to discourse-making on real identity of Muslim women.
Speaking at the Conference on Real Identity of Women in Contemporary World, Octavino Alimudin highlighted the Islamic approach towards women, saying: "Islam supports women, but not as an instrument. In Islam, the Muslim woman in is a person in charge of educating the generation. According to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, women have key roles in upbringing a pious and knowledgeable generation and this depends upon the intelligence, insight and wisdom of women."
The Conference on Real Identity of Women in Contemporary World was held at the venue of the Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi, and at the initiative of the Deputy Office for Non-Iranian Pilgrims' Affairs
Alimudin further noted that according to the Holy Quran women have been created in equal footing with men.
"Islam is the religion of equality and appeared at a time that equality was absent on the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere else in the world, not only between men and women, but among humans at large."
The Indonesian ambassador went on to say that women would be able to perform their duties well both at home and in the society if they try to discover their real positions.
He added that discourse-making based on the real identity of the Muslim women is a crucial measure. "It is hoped that conferences like this would be able to bring onto the scene other Muslim countries to share their experiences and explore paths for cooperation to that end."