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Women’s Movement, Gender Equality, and Democratization

  • Farshad Malek-Ahmadi

Abstract

The highly discriminatory treatment of women in Iran by the state in the last three and a half decades makes any analysis of democratization in Iran incomplete without a corresponding analysis of the past and present states of gender issues. Deprived of basic rights and numerous challenges, Iranian women have been facing as well as the forceful suppression of their movement make the connection between the achievement of women’s basic rights and democratization distinctively evident.

Keywords

Gender Equality Caste System Iranian Woman Islamic Republic Iranian Society 
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Notes

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    Abigail Andrews and Nazanin Shahrokhi, 2014, “Patriarchal Accommodations: Women’s Mobility and Policies of Gender Difference from Urban Iran to Migrant Mexico,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 43: 148–175.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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