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The Hague, 25 November 2020, by Arghawan Farsi – Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) addresses in this policy brief the plight of women in Iran who continue to be subjected to deep-rooted gender discrimination and gender-based violence by Iran’s state institutions.

The brief raises awareness on how the state institutions’ refusal to criminalise gender-based violence facilitates so-called “honour” killings of young girls who are brutally murdered by members of their own family. (more…)

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