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ERIC Number: EJ1003782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Iranian Women: Between Education and Repression
Bousalis, Rina
Social Education, v76 n5 p255-257 Oct 2012
Iranian women have endured more than 30 years of an Islamist dictatorship that uses religion as a validation for unjust control. Human rights violations against women in Iran are a tragic phenomenon for an otherwise highly developed civilization. Invisible and powerless in a male-dominated society, Iranian women are discouraged from becoming active agents of social change in their country. Government policies concerning issues such as inheritance, divorce, dress code, political involvement, and child custody have long been decided by Islamic traditionalists attempting to enforce their power over women's lives. The conditions of Iranian women as well as child soldiers can be a good idea for classroom discussions. This discussion can help students, in their active role as global citizens, be empowered to participate in a new generation of abolitionists. (Contains 1 resource, 7 online resources and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran