Iran’s Conservatives Stifle Moves to Expand Women’s Rights

Iran’s Conservatives Stifle Moves to Expand Women’s Rights
Iranian women walk along a sidewalk, Tehran, Iran, April 26, 2016 (AP photo by Vahid Salemi).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in various countries around the globe. Women’s groups in Iran recently reported that women were barred from attending a major volleyball tournament featuring the men’s Olympic team. In an email interview, Val Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs at Northeastern University, discusses the state of women’s rights in Iran. WPR: What is the current status of women’s rights and gender equality in Iran, and how has the situation for women evolved since the Islamic Revolution? Val Moghadam: Women’s […]

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