Fate of Iran’s Family Protection Law (in Persian)

Author : The Feminist School

In an interview conducted by the Feminist School’s Nooshin Ahmadi-Khorasani, Mahnaz Afkhami delineates Iran’s Family Protection Law – passed in 1967 and amended in 1975. She states that the law drew extensive disagreements from different groups, ranging from traditional clerics to leftists, at the time. Afkhami, however, adds that Iran’s former regime was proud of improving women’s equality while the Islamic Republic establishment takes its legitimacy and acceptability — among its supporters and some regional countries — from moving against women’s equality.