Despite strict action by the authorities, more women are protesting for their rights in Iran

In Iran Protests, Women Stand Up, Lift Their Hijab, For Their Rights

Source: NPR

Tension is rising between Iran and the United States these days. But Iran’s leaders are facing pressure from various sides at home, too.

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Ordinary Iranians are mounting protests that refuse to go away, despite a sharp response from the authorities.

The demonstrations began to make news late last year, focusing largely on economic hardship. As those protests continued in cities around the country, another movement re-emerged: young women standing up against the enforcement of conservative Muslim strictures on their dress and behavior.

Similar protests have gone on for years, sometimes unnoticed outside Iran.

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