Women’s Movement, Gender Equality, and Democratization
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.
KeywordsGender Equality Caste System Iranian Woman Islamic Republic Iranian Society
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