History & Philosophy

A Brief History of the Women’s Rights Movement in Iran (1911-1979)

“As Iran’s wealth rose from increased oil exports more money was put into the suppression of fringe groups and the further modernisation of the state. The Family Protection Law of 1968 abolished extrajudicial divorce, greatly limited polygamy, and established special Family Courts for dealing with matters relating to the new personal status legislation, although a step forward for women’s rights in Tehran, especially being pushed by female senators who only six years before could not even hold the position or push legislation in the Majles.” (Read More)