April 23, 2021
“Women Should not be Limited to Just Voting”
The Secretary General of the Zainab Society, Azam Haji Abbasi, stated that the role of women in Presidential elections should not be limited to voting. She criticised the Principalist Unity Council’s decision to not nominate a woman among their candidates, stating that it was to their detriment. Abbasi added that the Guardian Council must clearly define the constitutional term “rajol-e siasi”, which has been used to exclude women candidates, and that the Guardian Council declare unambiguously whether a woman can be President or not.