Women in Iran have long been active in social and political activities with equal social and civil rights as men. For example, more than half of the university students refer to the girls and women who consequently achieve a significant percent of occupations in the country.
Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the mandatory law of Hijab, a new form of attire was considered for women including Manto (a long sleeve dress) and headwear. However, some women also prefer Chador that is a black fabric covering the whole body like a cloak.
In the aftermath of the increase in women’s social presence in Iran, their tendency to marry at as young ages as before decreased, and more importantly, women’s view of marriage altered to some extent. For example, modern generations no longer follow traditional forms of marriage.
Unlike the past type of traditional marriage, many girls and boys meet each other first independently of their families. This is more so in megacities of Iran though the traditional type of marriage is still in use in many families, where girls marry to whom her family and particularly her parents give consent.