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Economics: Foreign Aid: Iran
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In 1966, women's associations throughout Iran united under the leadership of Princess Ashraf to form the Iranian Women's Organzation (IWO). By 1970, over 30 women's groups were affiliated, many of which were linked to international organizations, including the World Health Organization and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, the World Bank). Most of the membership of IWO was drawn from Tehran and the larger cities. The organization, refraining from politics, promoted…

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Gresh, Geoffrey, “Economics: Foreign Aid: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0231c>
First published online: 2009



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