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What Iranian women want: rights, jobs and a seat at the table

Issues affecting women were conspicuously absent from Iran’s 2017 presidential election. That’s unless one finds useful the leading conservative candidate Hojjat al-Islam Ebrahim Raisi’s comment that his government would enhance women’s dignity within the family, because they should be “good mothers and wives.” The absence was a departure from the June 2009 presidential campaign, when […]

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