The Islamic Republic of Iran’s 2030 Document on Education and Women’s Right to Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Corresponding Author: Ph.D. Candidate of International Law, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to examine domestic and  documents on women’s right to education. To this end, the 2030  Document and the Fundamental Transformation Document of Education were studied using the comparative qualitative content analysis (theme analysis) method. One of the most important goals of education in Islam is public education, and women’s right to education has been recognized as one of the fundamental human rights in numerous international documents. The extent to which women benefit from educational opportunities in any country is considered one of the development features of that country, meaning that, similar to men, women have the right to free-of-charge education. Given the profound impact of educational programs on different societies and considering the issue that education and training of generations in a society is one of the governmental responsibilities, it is necessary for governments as the main stakeholders of the country's public interest to facilitate education among women and men by making and enforcing appropriate laws. The Islamic Republic of Iran has made good attempts to increase the literacy rate of women to 99% at the elementary level by making and enforcing numerous domestic laws, which indicates that the Islamic Republic of Iran correctly understands the important role of women and family in society. This research work mainly intended to explore the differences between the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 2030  Document on Education and other domestic documents with respect to women’s right to education. The research findings reveal that although this document includes some positive points in regard to individuals’ right to education, it is not known how the conflicts between this document and some values ​​and upstream documents will be resolved.

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     Women’s Rights and Responsibilities Charter