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ICHR strongly calls on Iran’s government to stop violating the rights of the women in the country, and to start abiding by the UN laws and laws of human rights. They must immediately and unconditionally free all the women activist, and protesters in prison. As well as The authorities, morality police, the police, IRGC & the pro-government thugs all must be held accountable for their crimes against human rights and women’s rights. 

Countless women are trapped under the abuses of government, morality police, the police, the pro-government thugs, IRGC, and male guardianship. 

Women face systematic discrimination and are left exposed to prosecution, for instance the women whom are opposing the forced hejib are being stopped in the streets on daily bases & abused violently, threatened, degraded verbally, physically assaulted by batons & beaten in the face by the morality police, the police & the pro-government thugs. 

They are under employment discrimination, violence, Political Repression, and yet they are bravely standing up for their rights despite the harassments, prosecutions, and outrageous sentences. 

reasons why women’s rights in Iran is under question:

  • No Freedom to Travel or Get a Passport (A married woman may not obtain a passport or travel outside the country without the written permission of her husband.)
  • No freedom to dress as they choose (Forced Hijab) 
  • No freedom to ride a bicycle 
  • No freedom to enter the stadiums 
  • Child Marriages (17% of girls in Iran are married before the age of 18 and 3% are married before the age of 15.) 
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Healthcare Discrimination
  • Inequality in Divorce, Child Custody, Inheritance
  • Challenges to Transferring Guardianship (Child Custody During Divorcing)
  • Religious Repression 
  • Political Repression (No freedom of speech, No freedom of expression) 
  • Continued unlawful prosecutions and sentencing by the government 
  • The women are subjected to ill-treatments, torture, whipping, and sexual assault in prison
  • Iranian law vaguely defines what constitutes acts against morality, and authorities have long censored art, music, and other forms of cultural expression, as well as prosecuted hundreds of people for such acts. These laws often disproportionally target women and sexual minorities.

ICHR strongly calls on Iran’s government to stop violating the rights of the women in the country, and to start abiding by the laws and laws of human rights. They must immediately and unconditionally free all the women activist, and protesters in prison.