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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran
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There were a significant number of active feminist organizations from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the 1960s in Iran. These included the Women's Freedom Society, founded in 1906 by a group of male and female intellectuals who gathered in secret to discuss the status of women. In 1910, the Anjuman-i Mukhadirāt-i Vatan (National ladies' society) was formed. Its members were active in promoting women's education, and encouraging the use of Iranian-made rather than imported goods. As su…

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Naghibi, Nima, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129e>
First published online: 2009

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