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Women's Unions and National Organizations: Iran
(850 words)

Women's organizations in Iran have primarily been concerned with educating women, bettering their rights within the family and asserting their rights to excel in the public sphere. Many organizations have published newspapers and journals to voice their views and raise awareness. Predominantly nationalist and secular in nature, their rhetoric, rather than directly attacking Islam, has criticized elements of Iranian society seen to have warped Islam, which in its “true” form supports the women's …

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Kia, Mana, “Women's Unions and National Organizations: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0153b>
First published online: 2009

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