|The marriage age for girls has been reduced to 9 years of age.
“The most suitable time for a girl to get married is the time when the girl can have her first menstrual period in her husband’s house rather than her father’s.” – Ayatollah Khomeini
“The specific task of women in this society is to marry and bear children. They will be discouraged from entering legislative, judicial, or what ever careers which may require decision making, as women lack the intellectual ability and discerning judgment required for theses careers.” – Ayatollah Mutahari
Men sit in the front of the bus while women sit in the back. Married couples are not allowed to sit together in the public transportation.
Men and women are not allowed to swim, ski, play tennis, or perform any sports together, even if they are related to each other.
Married couples, brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons and other kin related must have the proof of kinship at all times.
Single women are not allowed to rent a car, hotel room, travel alone or marry foreigners without the permission of the governmental officials.
Women are only to see female doctors and dentists and are to be tought by female teachers and professors. In a country that education is denied for women, it be difficult to find female of any profession. This only proves that the Islamic Republic has no respect for women and their lives.
Men cannot study gynecology and obstetrics. Men are not allowed to examine the reproductive part of women.
Women who slightly break the rules of hijab are given a document to sign which requires them to admit to prostitution and for this they are flagellated 150 times.
People are not allowed to have music, dancing, parties or any other social gathering even in the privacy of their own homes.
The only thing married couples are allowed to do together is to bread and they have been quite successful at it. In the past 16 years the population of Iran has doubled from 35 million to nearly 70 million with approximately five million living abroad.
The only things the Islamic Republic has brought to the Iranian people are poverty, pain and misery. We, the freedom loving Iranian people, condemn the barbaric Government of Islamic Republic and ask for helping hands from all freedom fighters all over the globe in order to separate church and state in Iran, to establish the Universal Human Rights as declared by the United Nations 1948 General Assembly, to bring about the equality between men and women of Iran and to abolish the sexual apartheid.
Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation, a non profit organization independent from all political and religious factions in Iran, is looking for your full support including financial to support the Iranian population in fighting the above barbaric laws and to educate women about their rights and how to stand for them.
Today in Iran – Parvin Darabi