Women of the Week: Iran bans non-veiled women from accessing education and health services

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The Iranian Ministries of Health and Education announced this Women will be banned of health and education services if they do not comply with the requirements of compulsory veiling. In a statement, the Ministry of Education explained that the requirement is in line with “creating a positive and constructive discourse among students on the subject of Islamic culture and beliefs” and “creating a correct, positive attitude and beautiful thinking about the culture of chastity and the veil among students.” This announcement is part of an alternative implementation plan pursued by the Iranian government after the death of Mohsa Amini, which sparked protests last September. These new measures include increasing fines – from 5 million to 30 billion riyals (about $100,000 to $60,000) – and canceling driver’s licenses and passports, and banning internet access for celebrities and online influencers. The authorities are also shutting down businesses and stores, including pharmacies, that continue to serve women who violate the veil rule. Despite these new penalties, acts of civil disobedience continue as women to reject to cover their hair in public.

Preventing Afghan women from working in the United Nations

The Taliban has indicated that it intends to Ban Afghan women from working at the United Nations. On Tuesday, female UN staff in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province were banned from working. The United Nations has instructed its Afghan staff, including about four hundred women, to stay at home until they receive additional information. The sources indicate that this ban will extend to the rest of the country. The move expands a policy implemented late last year banning Afghan women from Work with NGOs. “The people of Afghanistan need more help, not less,” said Sima Bahos, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. statement. “The exclusion of skilled female aid workers reduces women’s and girls’ access to essential life-saving services, and increases their risks when they must seek help from men instead.”

Highlights The women’s double standards tournament is college basketball

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The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament between Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Iowa was the most watched women’s basketball final of all time, with 12.6 million viewers. LSU beat Iowa, taking home the school’s accolades First NCAA Basketball Tournament. The record-breaking game was followed by controversy over an on-field interaction between LSU forward Angel Reese and Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark. During the final quarter, Reese waved her hand at Clark using the “You can not see meThe gesture was popularized by wrestler and actor John Cena. Reese faced intense backlash on social media with critics calling her “layerless.” However, Clark used the same gesture a week earlier during a game against the University of Louisville without controversy. Many are defending Reese, pointing out That this is a racial double standard for Reese, a black woman.” If you celebrate Clark for doing this but not Angel Reese, you should take a long, long look in the mirror,” the athlete writer tweeted Meg Linehan.

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