2002 FACTS AND FIGURES ON
THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN
FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
- Tens of thousands of women have been
- The worst kinds of torture are inflicted on woman prisoners who oppose the regime. These include repeated sexual assaults, amputation of body parts and...
- Women played a very active role in
the 40,000 teachers' demonstrations outside the Majlis on
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
- Women are attacked and flogged in public.
In many cases when women are flogged for improper veiling are not announced in the regime' media.
- The state-run daily Abrar on February 20 wrote a 16-year-old runaway girl was sentenced to 55 lashes and three months detention.
- The state-run dailies reported that
six women were flogged in public in the city of
- A 16 year old girl was sentenced to 100 lashes. Somaya was arrested and sentenced to flogging for running away from home. (Nowrouz, April 4)
members of the Revolutionary Guards flogged a 20-year-old girl in public in
- Woman Sentenced to Death for Self-Defense, March 15:
The clerical regime’s Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence for Afsaneh Norouzi, 32, who has been in jail since 1997 for killing a man who wanted to rape her. The high court upheld the sentence, ignoring all witness accounts indicating that Afsaneh was acting in self-defense against a rapist.
- One of the most common methods of
punishing women in
- At least 14 women have been sentenced to stoning or stoned to death during Khatami's tenure.
- Woman Dies in Prison Before Stoning, March 8:
The clerical regime’s official press reported that a 39-year-old woman prisoner, mother of three children, died in jail a few days before being stoned to death in accordance with a sentence passed by a religious judge.
daily, April 24: A court in
EDUCATION & GIRL CHILDREN
- 67% of the students deprived of education are girls between 11 and 16 years of age. This is indicative of great inequality.
- Two million girl children between ages 7 and 18 do not have the opportunity of attending classes.
- The number of girl children who drop out of school is on the rise due to negative atttitutde toward women's education, early marriages, shortage of education space and educational facilities.
- Out of a total of 10,712,000 illiterates, 6,600,000 are women.
- In the rural areas, 30.1% of girls between 15 to 17 years of age have to quit school in elementary years, and 18.2% in early high school years.
- Over 76% of nomad girls are deprived of high school education.
- The State Security Forces arrest 50
runaway girls every day in
- The number of runaway girls has increased 30%.
- The suicide rate in
- The number of women committing suicide is 1.5 times greater than men.
- More women burn themselves as a sign of protest:
One of the Iranian regime’s officials
acknowledged that a rising number of women and girls in
- General Director of
- Only 9% of Iranian women are employed. 72% of these women work in the educational sectors.
- Only 600,000 of the country's 29.5 million women have jobs.
- 65% of women and girls who graduate from colleges and universities, do not find any jobs and are forced to stay at home.
- The reason for nine out of every 10 women who are dragged into prostitution, is poverty. The second most common reason is unemployment.
- The legal age for marriage for girls is 9 and for boys is 15.
- Women are not allowed to leave home without the permission of their husbands, even if she wants to attend her father's funeral.
- Women cannot travel on their own without the permission of their husbands.
- Husbands can prevent their wives from working outside, if they realize that a woman's job is interfering with the interests of the family.
- Husbands can divorce their wives whenever they wish and without presenting any reasons.
- Women are banned from teaching boys older than 10 years of age.
- Woman is the inferior sex, whose testimony is worth half the testimony of a man.
- Women inherit half of men.
- Women do not have the right to enter
sport stadiums. In the football game between