After the 1979 Iranian revolution, women lost many rights they once enjoyed. Laws segregated the sexes and literally sidelined women—who now can’t even watch sports in stadiums.  That ban was extended to volleyball in 2012, a hugely popular sport in Iran.  Since then, Iranian women have been fighting this ugly discrimination—even risking jail.  Iran’s ban violates women’s rights, the Olympic Charter, and even the International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) own constitution.

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