Iranian women's movement
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The Iranian women's movement, also called the Persian women's movement, involves the Iranian women's social movement for women's rights. The movement emerged after the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. Semi secret associations took place and organized women's rights demonstrations and protests.
It lasted until 1910, when the first Women Journal was published by women, to 1933, when which the last women’s association was dissolved by the Reza Shah’s government. The women’s movement emerged again after the Iranian Revolution (1979). In some villages the parents must show proof of their daughters virginity on the wedding night. 
Activists[change | change source]
- Bibi Khanoom Astarabadi (1859–1921)
- Touba Azmoudeh (1878-1936)
- Sediqeh Dowlatabadi (1882-1962)
- Mohtaram Eskandari (1895–1924)
- Roshank No'doost (1899-?)
- Afaq Parsa (1899-?)
- Fakhr ozma Arghoun (1899-1966)
- Noor-ol-Hoda Mangeneh (1902-?)
- Zandokht Shirazi (1909-1953)
- Maryam Amid (Mariam Mozayen-ol Sadat) (?-1919)
- Shahnaz Azad (1901-1961)
- Roya Toloui (1966-)
- Parvin Ardalan (1967–)
- Noushin Ahmadi khorasani (1970–)
- Shadi Sadr (1975–)
References[change | change source]
- Sanasarian, Eliz. The Women's Rights Movements in Iran, Praeger, New York: 1982, ISBN 0-03-059632-7.
- Afary, Janet. The Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1906 - 1911, Columbia University Press, 1996.