Interview With Spouses

“Real Image of Iranian Women Cannot Be Found on Google,” States Ira Burdyliak.

The wife of the Ukrainian Ambassador to Tehran is one of her country’s most active media figures who, given her backboned perseverance, managed to take effective steps to drive her goals to effect. For years, she hosted morning programs on the Ukrainian national TV for which she finds endeavor and perseverance influential factors. In this interview, Mrs. Burdyliak not only describes her loving perspective toward life but also stresses the role of patience and selflessness in solidifying a marriage. As the wife of the Ukrainian Ambassador to Iran, she believes the people of the two countries do not have a clear image of one another and even the image of ... Read More »

“If You Want Freedom, You Have to Fight for It,” Says Jasna Baksic Muftic

Ms. Jasna Baksic Muftic has been Professor of School of Law at the University of Sarajevo since 2006. She teaches Legal theory, Structure of Law and Gender and Law. At the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies she teaches Gender, Human Rights and Mechanisms of Implementation. Before that she was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Sarajevo and taught courses on Theory of State and Law as well as Legal Clinic/Human Rights. Publications include the UNDP publication Sexual harassment in the private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012), the UN Women publication Gender sensitive budget (2012) and Socio-economic status of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina : an analysis of the results ... Read More »

“Tunisians Are Modern and Religious at the Same Time,” States Rym Basly Ben Salah

Considering its strategic North African location, Tunisia is a country of a three-thousand-year history that has witnessed a never-ending line of the comings and goings of different civilizations and cultures, which have turned it into a tourist-rich country. 99% of Tunisians are Sunni people of the Maliki School and there are over 5 thousand mosques in Tunisia, the most famous of which is Uqba ibn Nafi. To obtain a better understanding of the rituals and traditions as well as the country’s culture and society, we held an interview with Rym Basly Ben Salah, the Tunisian Ambassador’s wife in Tehran, which comes next. Read More »

Wife of Indonesia’s Ambassador to Iran Tells Us a Story about Barack Obama’s Mother and Rituals of Her People

The most populated Muslim country, Indonesia has always been proud of the religious tolerance it owned in a way that its constitution guarantees religious freedom. Indonesia possesses the largest economy in South East Asia and is a diverse country in terms of ethnic rituals and traditions. Indonesian people are warm and hospitable and communicating with them is as kind and easy as delivering a friendly smile, and the wife of Indonesia’s ambassador to Iran is not an exception, either. She has carried out years of voluntary work when Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, was a friend and close colleague of hers. Back then, Obama’s mother had lost her Kenyan ... Read More »

“Iranians and Cubans Are Very Much Outgoing,” Believes Rebeca Nunez

The Revolutionary Cuba is merely a few miles away from the US, but its culture and lifestyle are oceans apart from their American counterparts. The people of Cuba are still very much proud of their hero, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and astound the people from all around the world with their amazing music. Cuba is a land of skyscraping palm trees and beaches bringing the blue canvas of ocean thereto. To have a look at the social and cultural features of Cuba, we held an interview with Rebeca Fernandez Nunez, the wife of Cuba’s Honorable Ambassador to Tehran. She is now in charge of the consular affairs of Cuba’s embassy in ... Read More »