Iran appointed to UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Washington Times reports:

Iran won seats on five subcommittees of the U.N. Economic and Social Council earlier this week, including one to the Commission on the Status of — a body tasked with pressing for ’s rights around the world.

The Government of has an appalling record when it comes to women’s rights. A few of their achievements:

  • female government workers forced to observe Islamic dress code
  • women barred from becoming judges until recently
  • beaches and sports are sex-segregated
  • legal age of marriage for girls was reduced to 9 (later raised to 13)
  • exposure of any part of the body other than hands and face – is subject to punishment of up to 70 lashes or 60 days imprisonment
  •  a law proposed by the last government would ban unmarried women under the age of 40 leave the country without the permission of their fathers or brothers

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