Iran: Beyond the Veil

May 4, 2010

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A woman protesting in Iran before the 2009 presidential election.

The role of Islamic law and how it affects women has been debated in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, which pitted traditional beliefs against contemporary views.


Vermont Public Radio's Steve Zind traveled to Iran to explore how the tensions between tradition and modernity play out today, and to capture the current debate over the status of the nation's women.

This piece was provided by the Public Radio Exchange.