Friday, 25 April 2008

Iran: Gender apartheid and sexual harassment

Sahel reports[Fa] that “students in Sahand University in Tabriz,in Iran, protested against “gender apartheid” and cultural and social pressure in Sahand University.” It seems that male and female students can not attend same classes together. It is said some girls have been victims of sexual and moral harassment by employees. Watch photos here.

*source: Global Voices Online

1 comment:

artmika said...

I do not know Farsi, but apparently there are positive developments as a result of student protest action.

Global Voices reports:

Iran:”Victory of students”

Aflatoon-Irani writes [Fa] that director of Sahand University in northern city of Tabriz in Iran, finally accepted the most of students' requests. The students had gone on hunger strike for several days. One of the requests was the end of “gender apartheid”.