October 22, 2019

Iran Gets Seat on U.N. Women’s Rights Committee

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

The United Nations announced on March 13 that Iran will get a seat on the U.N. Women’s Rights Committee.

U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer shared the announcement on Twitter:

Neuer also pointed out that Iran adds to a growing number of anti-Israel countries on the committee:

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), women face myriad restrictions on freedom in Iran, including that they “cannot pass on their nationality to their foreign-born spouses or their children like men.”

“A married woman may not obtain a passport or travel outside the country without the written permission of her husband Under the civil code,” the HRW report adds. “A husband is accorded the right to choose the place of living and can prevent his wife from having certain occupations if he deems them against ‘family values.’”

The report also notes that the Iranian regime has sentenced several women to prison for as long as 20 years because they removed their hijabs during anti-regime protests in December 2017 and January 2018. The regime forces Iranian women to wear hijabs in public.

H/T: Washington Free Beacon