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Women as Symbols in Iran: Comparing Women's Rights under the Shah and the Islamic Republic

Student Sara C. Edmonds
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Political Science
Course POLS 499


When I initiated this project, I knew little about Iran and the rights of women there. Like many Americans I held general stereotypes of women's rights in the Middle East. Through this research I have broadened my understanding of the country and hold greater knowledge of women's rights in the region. I compare women's rights under the Shah and the Islamic Republic in terms of voting, government employment, property, divorce and veiling.

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