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INU - Women in Iran are treated as second-class citizens. They do not have the rights that they have in most other countries in the world. They have to undergo severe levels of repression and older women are treated just as badly as younger women. Pregnant women are treated the same as women twice their age. The regime has executed women in front of their children. Female activists are jailed for asking for gender equality.

By INU Staff 

INU - On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Iran was set to host its first marathon foot race this weekend. Naturally, the announcement has made public running events the latest flashpoint in the conflict between state-imposed religious principles and common features of modern society, including participation in and view of spectator sports. The Islamic Republic has already become the object of widespread criticism about its general ban on co-mingling of men and women, which includes a comprehensive ban on women in stadiums where men compete in sports like soccer or volleyball.

As she awakened to the first anniversary of her detention in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could only wish to see her family dancing to Michael Jackson in in the sitting room of their home.

The 38 year old British-Iranian woman has been jailed in Tehran for an alleged plot to overturn the government. She was arrested on April 3, 2016 at Tehran airport, awaiting their return flight, after visiting relatives in Iran with her daughter, Gabriella.

Dorsa Derakhshani looks like other teenagers, but she’s not.  This 18-year-old is the International Master Woman Grand Master who competed at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.  And, although she’s currently studying in Spain, Dorsa is a member of the Iranian Women's National Chess Team. 

The Telegraph on  February 3, wrote that according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency on Thursday, it was reported that a woman will be blinded in one eye as punishment for an acid attack that left her victim sightless. Iran’s Supreme Court ruled, using the principle of "eye for an eye" of Sharia, the Islamic law.

On Monday, December 5, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, wrote an article about Minoo Aslani and the state of 'gender equality' in Iran. 

The Iranian regime’s commitment to the United Nations for the realization of 'gender equality' is unconstitutional, according to Minoo Aslani, who is in charge of women’s branch of ‘Basij’ paramilitary force. At a press conference, she called the efforts to create 'gender equality' in Iran, "contrary to the interests of women". State run ‘Mehr’ news agency reported on Saturday, December 3, that she continued, "This current mentality of 'gender equality', [wants] to distort the identity of Iranian ladies through misusing women's issues.”

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