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Barred from travel by husband, Iran ski coach works remotely

Iran’s ski coach tells The Associated Press that her husband blocked her from traveling to the world championships in Italy because she wouldn’t consent to a divorce

Samira Zargari

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer- 18 February 2021, CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — When the husband of Iran’s Alpine ski team coach took advantage of a local law and barred his wife from leaving the country, Samira Zargari picked up her phone and continued coaching remotely. Read more

Iranian Women Attend Football Match in Major Challenge to Stadium Ban, But Discriminatory Restrictions Persist

October 9, 2019 – Nearly four decades after women were banned from sports stadiums in Iran, a few thousand tickets were sold to female fans ahead of an October 10, 2019, World Cup qualifier match between the Iranian and Cambodian national teams.

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Iranian MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

The Guardian – 06. September 2017 –

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets

Syrian fans at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, where Iranian women were barred from the match. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Female Iranian MPs have spoken out against a ban on women entering sports stadiums after some fans were prevented from watching a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria.

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Unite to fight violence against women!

2016.11.18 – We, women have all experienced the wounds of violence. At home, in school and in society, from the moment that we have come to know ourselves as the second gender, as a woman, violence has entered our lives – daily violence that appears to be natural, always with some kind of cultural, traditional, psychological, biological, legal or religious justification. Even we ourselves who have been the target of violence have become used to it. The violence is not only an act damaging our bodies and endangering our lives.

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Iranian women post pictures of themselves without hijabs on Facebook

The Facebook page ‘Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women’ was set up 10 days ago and has since attracted thousands of photos. Photograph: Facebook

theguardian.com, Monday 12 May 2014 – Saeed Kamali Dehghan: Campaign set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad attracts more than 130,000 likes on social media site
Thousands of Iranian women are taking off their veils and publishing pictures of themselves online, igniting a debate about the freedom to wear or not wear the hijab.

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