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  Divorce in Iran Friday 30 August 2002  
The Iranian Parliament has just passed a bill giving women the right to divorce their husbands.

In order to become law this will have to get past the country's Guardian Council, made up of twelve ultra conservative men.
How far has the reform agenda come in Iran, and where exactly do women stand in a country where they make up sixty percent of university students, but have to have their husband's permission to get a job.
Ziba Mir Hosseini, Iranian Academic Anthropologist joins Martha to discuss.

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