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Human Rights Watch: “Iranian women face discrimination in personal status matters related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and child custody. A virgin woman needs her male guardian’s approval for marriage regardless of her age,...
2/ “... and Iranian women cannot pass on their nationality to their foreign-born spouses or their children. A married woman may not obtain a passport or travel outside the country without the written permission of her husband...
3/ “... Under the civil code, a husband is accorded the right to choose the place of living and can prevent his wife from having certain occupations if he deems them against ‘family values.’ In 2017, Human Rights Watch documented how in this discriminatory environment,...
4/“... and in the face of government policies that do not afford adequate protection against discrimination in the public and private sectors, women are marginalized in the economy, constituting only 16 percent of the workforce...
5/“... The rate of unemployment for women is 20 percent, twice that of men.

“During his reelection campaign, President Rouhani criticized women’s marginalization in the economy and vowed to increase their presence in decision-making roles in his government....
6/”...He did not, however, select a female minister despite expectations that he would do so by many, including members of parliament.

“...On June 9, Iran reportedly allowed 300 women to attend a volleyball game between Iran and Belguim national teams,...
7/“... but only 30 of those tickets were sold to the public. Authorities, prevent girls and women from attending certain sporting events, including men’s soccer.”

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