Student Research Projects
Women as Symbols in Iran: Comparing Women's Rights under the Shah and the Islamic Republic
|Student||Sara C. Edmonds|
Dr. Laura Landolt|
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.