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Women watching men’s soccer matches

By INU Staff

INU- Just one day after a publicity stunt by the Iranian Regime to promote their so-called commitment to removing gender segregation for sports’ fans, prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, made it clear that he opposes women being allowed to attend men’s soccer matches because it drives them to “sin”.

Khamenei Disregards Iran’s Record on Women’s Rights in Order to Criticize the Us

Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account to defend and promote his country’s policy of mandatory veiling for all women, and to accuse the United States of being the worse violator of women’s rights. The tweet referred to “the disaster of countless sexual assaults on Western women—including incidents leading to #MeToo campaign,” then linked to a post on the supreme leader’s official website, which consisted of excerpts of his previous speeches in defense of strict adherence to the regime’s interpretation of Islamic law as it applies to women.

Iran Regime’s Savage Treatment of Sufi Women Prisoners

By INU Staff

INU - Earlier this year, Sufi Muslim followers protested alleged religious repression by the government in Tehran. For years, members of the Gonabadi Dervish have complained of religious persecution and frequent imprisonments.

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Regime’s parliament (Majlis) has recently produced a report on the compulsory veil in Iran that found – to no one’s great surprise – that most women are not in favour of their rulers restricting their clothing and actually reject the mandatory hijab.

By INU Staff

INU - Nearly 2 million women across Iran are illiterate, according to Ali Baqirzadeh, the head of the country’s Literacy Movement Organization (ILMO).

By INU Staff

INU - The state of women’s employment in Iran is one of the worst in the world, according to a recent report by the UN, with few job opportunities for women and sexist laws restricting women’s rights in the workplace, resulting in high female unemployment.

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