Women's rights for Iranian women
and their legal status has changed during different political and historical eras. This includes marriage law, divorce law, education rights, clothing and Hijab, health and abortion-related issues (like family planning in Iran andabortion law in Iran) and the right to vote.
The ban on women in sports stadiums is emblematic of the repression of women across the country. Women confront serious discrimination on issues such as marriage, divorce, and child custody. Women have been sent to jail for publicly speaking out in favor of equal rights for women. Because the government wants Iran’s population to grow, it’s even moving to ban voluntary medical procedures women can undergo to avoid becoming pregnant. And that’s just the beginning.