Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Women - Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Article 1005 dictates that the husband has the right to control his wife's freedom of movement and behaviour. Article 1117 empowers the husband to forbid his wife from accepting a job in which she may have chosen.

It is clear that the laws passed and implemented by the Islamic ruling authorities in Iran subjugate women, demonstrating a complete lack of respect for gender equality. A woman is an autonomous individual; there is no sound/logical reason that would support the notion that a woman cannot determine her own fate and live out her own life.

Article 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR) protects the 'equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights'. Iran ratified the ICCPR on 24 June 1975; thus, binding the country to the provisions of this instrument.

1 comment:

  1. Nelson BIttencourt30 September, 2009

    I really agree with this pont of view. In fact, Gog created men and women as iqual. According to the Constitution of Brazil in his 5th Articles Men and women are equal under the Constitution.