Discrimination and violence against women in the Islamic
Republic of Iran both in private and public
Discrimination and violence against women in the Islamic Republic of Iran both in private and public Women of Iran are rated second class citizens and the state’s macro polities are geared to drive them into the margins of society. They had been kept away from high office and decision-making posts. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, and in the span of 8 rounds of elections and out of 2860 deputies, only 54 women had won seats in the parliament.1 No woman has ever been approved to run for presidential elections. The Islamic Republic of Iran prefers women as housewives to stay at home and bear and raise children. In the past 8 years, unemployment among women has doubled.