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Iranian parliament submits new legislation attempting to push back current family laws; in response Iranian women’s rights activists take action
The Iranian parliament has submitted legislation attempting to push back current family laws, reversing the few rights that exist for women. We are very concerned about this new development. Please see the article below for information on how Iranian women’s activists are taking action to prevent this bill from becoming law.
Over 2000 Equal Rights Defenders Object to Proposed “Family Support” Legislation: In a statement issued today, 2000 equal rights defenders have objected to the Family Support Legislation submitted to parliament by the executive branch, earlier this month. The statement asserts that while lawmakers have claimed that the Family Support Legislation intends to address shortcomings in the law and bring it up to date in accordance with the needs and realities of today’s family, it has in fact pushed back family legislation and the status of women by 42 years.