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Migration: Refugee Education: Iran
(710 words)

Iranian girls have better access to education in post-revolutionary Iran. The gender parity index has increased at all levels. Do female refugees have the same opportunities regarding education and vocational training? Iran hosted more than 2.55 million refugees in 2001, more refugees than any other country in the world. Women constitute 45 percent of the Afghan refugee population and 48 percent of the Iraqi refugee population.

Access to education

The Iranian government …

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Engeland, Anisseh Van, “Migration: Refugee Education: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0270c>
First published online: 2009

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