Global Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion The gender gap in financial inclusion has remained unchanged over the last decade.According to the Global Findex Database the gap between men’s and women’s bank accounts persists—standing at 7 percent—despite the growth in overall numbers of account holders.The response garnered attention from government officials, prompting the Interior Minister and the Vice President for Women and Family Affairs to condemn the officers and call for an investigation.Iran has a long history of politicizing women’s attire: the hijab was banned by the Shah in 1936, and became mandatory for all Iranian women following the 1979 Revolution.
The hijab has been mandatory in Iran ever since the revolution in 1979.
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Authorities in Iran arrested four girls and women last week for posting videos of themselves dancing on Instagram.
Only one of the girls, 17-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri, has been identified. Instagram is one of the few Western social media sites not heavily blocked in Iran, and Hojabri posted about 300 photos and videos before her account was temporarily shut down.