RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

Bahram Navazeni, Maryam Navazeni

Abstract


Abstract:In Iran there is a combination of Islamic laws as well as people’s decisions in placeregarding the rights of women. 'Islamic feminism', offers a critique of feminist theories,which construct it as an authentic and indigenous emancipation alternative to secularfeminisms. Focusing on Iran after the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution we areexploring women’s right in an Islamic society. Some of women’s rights are quitecommon everywhere in the world as these are inherent whereas others are acquisitive andthus different from one society and region to another. This paper argues that somewomen rights in Iran, though not recognized by the government laws, were common andwidely applicable before the 1979 revolution and later approved in the ConstitutionalLaw of 1979 while some new ones were recognized and are part of the Constitution.Accordingly, the paper argues that women's rights in political, social, cultural andeconomic arenas are improving in Iran.

Keywords:Iran, Islamic Revolution, Women’s rights, Developments.


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