But she is also hopeful, saying she believes the authorities find it increasingly difficult to suppress protests as more women join in. The hijab debate has further polarized Iranians at a time when the country is buckling under unprecedented U. An Associated Press reporter spotted about two dozen women in the streets without a hijab over the course of nine days, mainly in well-to-do areas of Tehran — a mall, a lakeside park, a hotel lobby. Many other women, while stopping short of outright defiance, opted for loosely draped colorful scarves that show as much hair as they cover. Still, a sizeable minority of women was covered head-to-toe in black robes and tightly pulled headscarves, the so-called chador. More than three dozen protesters have been detained since, including nine who are currently in detention, said Masih Alinejad, an Iranian activist who now lives in New York.
Iran has a growing drug problem, and young, well-educated women are among its biggest victims
Female Students Face Obstacles at Schools, Universities in Iran
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Women's education in Iran
Girls as young as 13 are becoming addicted, according to Iranian officials. Molaverdi said that as of January there were some homeless female addicts on the streets of Tehran, but reports from other agencies and researchers range as high as 15, Continuing education has been popular among Iranian women over the past 25 years, and particularly in the past decade. The numbers of private universities and admitted students have risen. So if their families can pay, they opt for more school, possibly only to end up unemployed again.
Written by Mansoureh Galestan on 23 September Students face numerous obstacles in having access to quality education in Iran; such obstacles double and triple when it gets to girls and young women, according to the Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran NCRI. The head of the Association of Skills Training Schools announced that 37 percent of Iranian students drop out of school before getting their diploma and that only 7 percent of high school graduates are admitted to universities. The state-run Fars news agency — November 4,