Israel 365 News - On Monday, Iran was elected in a secret ballot to a four-year term on the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. CSW has been described as the UN organ promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. The appointment of Iran to the commission is problematic as women’s rights are severely restricted under the Islamic regime.
(In a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index ranked Iran 116 out of 153 countries regarding women’s rights. Women are legally restricted from acquiring a passport, traveling outside of the home, getting a job, and traveling. Women cannot be ensured of equal pay for equal work, and there are no laws to restrain gender discrimination in hiring. Wearing a hijab is compulsory. Women in Iran have been jailed for singing in public or publishing their work on social media.
Domestic violence, marital rape, early and forced marriage are all offenses that Iranian authorities have failed to criminalize, according to Amnesty International. These offenses and other gender-based violence against women remain widespread in the country, according to Amnesty International.
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