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Keywords:

  • rights talk;
  • women;
  • Islam;
  • divorce;
  • subjectivity;
  • law

Soon after the 1979 Iranian revolution, women's appeals for equal protection of their rights were deemed by supporters of the new government to be remnants of European–U.S. imperialism. Over two decades later, Iranian women are at the vanguard of reform, calling for their civil rights once again. Now, with republican ideals authenticated by Islam through Iran's innovative state, an Islamic republic, women push for tangible procedural process in reformulated Islamico-civil family courts that position them as individual rights-bearing citizens.