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International Women’s Day Protests in Tehran, 1979

On International Women’s Day on March 8, 1979, a women’s march took place in Tehran in Iran. The march was originally intended to celebrate the International Women’s Day, but transformed into massive protests against the changes taking place in women’s rights during the Iranian revolution, specifically the introduction of the mandatory hijab (veiling), which had been announced the day before. ...

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kashf-e Hijab and Soraya Tarzi Story.

On 8 January 1936, Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran issued a decree known as Kashf-e hijab (also Romanized as “Kashf-e hijāb”) banning all Islamic veils (including headscarf and chador), an edict that was swiftly and forcefully implemented.

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images of women protesting hijab in Iran

Hengameh Golestan is one of the women of Iran’s leading photographer, who has recorded a memorable moment in Iran for 28 years with his camera. He has taken many photos of women and children, family life, wedding celebrations and everyday life in Iran.

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