5 Inspiring Iranian Women You Need to Know

Iran is currently holding parliamentary elections and critics are noting that the nation's path to prosperity is anything but clear, with an intense battle between pragmatists and conservatives.

In Iran, women still face unequal laws where married women must ask for their husbands' permission to leave the country, and unmarried girls still face much adversity as they are often bound to set expectations for their futures.

In honor of Women's History Month, we are taking a look at five amazing Iranian women who have made great strides in their fields, from space exploration to cyber security.

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