In Iran, women's rights have changed according to the form of government ruling the country. The idea and concepts of women's rights have changed daily. These shifts came from standard views, such as history, legal and cultural laws, and occurred through daily conversation and individual choices. The rights and legal status of Iranian women have changed since the early 20th century, especially during the past three systems of government. During the Qajar dynasty that ruled Iran from the late s to the early 20th century, women were isolated; they were not engaged in politics and their economic contribution was limited to household work.
TEHRAN Reuters - Iran has banned TV programs showing half-naked men and love triangles, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday, in the latest sign of a conservative crackdown on media in the Islamic state. It was not clear what prompted the ban — Iran TV, which has a monopoly in the country, dedicates large parts of its schedule to religious shows and announcements from the government. But viewers were gripped a few years ago by a locally-produced soap opera called Forbidden Fruit which told the tale of an old man who decided to leave his wife after falling in love with a young girl. Since the revolution brought strict Islamic law to Iran, TV shows and films have had to comply with religious values by avoiding scenes that show intimate relations between men and women or flout Islamic dress codes for women.
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CNN She may just have won the Geneva Summit International Women's Prize but Iranian activist Shaparak Shajarizadeh says she can't feel happiness anymore -- not while her friends and other women's rights activists remain imprisoned in Iran. I spoke with Shaparak she said millions of women are against compulsory hijab. Iran is a bigger prison for all of us pic. Women's Rights Award pic. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Shajarizadeh, 44, fled Iran almost two years ago, after being arrested three times and imprisoned twice for defying Iran's compulsory hijab law.
See comments. Photos of the female spectators looking happy and giving the victory sign went viral on social media and were republished in several daily newspapers. The women were reportedly relatives of Iranian national team players, relatives of members of Iran's soccer federation, or soccer players themselves. Speaking on October 17, Iran's chief prosecutor, Mohammad Javad Montazeri, who is appointed by the powerful head of the hard-line judiciary, warned that action will be taken "if such moves continue. Conservatives have claimed that the ban on women attending major men's sporting events protects them from hearing crude language and seeing male athletes wearing revealing uniforms. Women's rights activists have blasted the ban as an example of gender discrimination in the Islamic republic, where enforced Islamic laws deny women equal rights in divorce, child custody, and other areas. Women have occasionally defied the ban and entered stadiums, sometimes dressed as men.