Iranians urge action over ‘gender apartheid’ after hijab bill passes

Sep 29, 20230 comments

This article originally appeared in The National News. 

The international community must act against Tehran, Iranian activists said after the passage of a bill that punished women for flouting the country’s strict dress code, which has been in place since the Islamic revolution.

The hijab and chastity bill passed by parliament on Wednesday – yet to be approved by Iran’s Guardian Council – is expected to usher in further restrictions against millions of women in the country.