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Reforms Will Grant Nationality to Children of Iranian Women

Expand Girl and women ride on a bus in Tehran © Reuters After more than a decade of women’s rights activism, Iran’s Guardian Council has finally approved an amendment that would grant Iranian citizenship to the children of Iranian women married to foreign men. The Guardian Council was the last body needed to approve this long overdue reform to Iran’s discriminatory citizenship law. Previously, Iran’s civil code granted children and spouses of Iranian men citizenship automatically, while children born in Iran to Iranian women and foreign fathers must live in Iran at least until they are 19…

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