Civil Society: Iran
(942 words)

Contemporary debates about gender, Islam, and civil society in Iran have been greatly influenced by the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the policies promulgated immediately after the revolution. The tensions created by the formal affirmation of women's rights to political participation and education in the post-revolutionary constitution in the face of actual negation of women's individual rights, particularly in the area of family law and in the differential treatment of men and women in crimina…

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Farhi, Farideh, “Civil Society: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0069d>
First published online: 2009



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