As of 2021, women in Iran continue to face significant legal and societal discrimination. They are subject to laws that discriminate against them in areas such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and their ability to travel. Women are also underrepresented in politics and face discrimination in the workplace. Despite these challenges, there are also many women in Iran who are working to promote gender equality and women's rights.
On February 23, 2018, Iranian police issued the official message saying that any females seen to be protesting against Iran’s mandatory veiling code could be charged with instigating immorality and prostitution, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Women in Iran have been actively protesting against the government's strict dress code.
These protests have been ongoing for decades, but in recent years they have become more visible and widespread. Women have been removing their headscarves in public as a form of protest, and this has led to arrests and fines. Additionally, women have been protesting against laws that restrict their ability to work, travel, and access education. Despite facing repression and violence, these protests continue and have been met with international support.