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This latest development in gender segregation comes after the Education Ministry issued a directive in August that expanded gender separation of schoolchildren to preschools.
Gender segregation in schools was gradually introduced in Iran starting after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Therefore, as can be seen, these criticisms are nothing new — but naturally, during elections, the weak points become more prominent.” Three days after the presidential elections, on May 22, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi brought up the 2030 UNESCO document while lecturing seminary students in the holy city of Qom.
While describing many of the document’s goals as “beautiful and humane,” Makarem Shirazi said that in general, it would “consolidate the hegemonic system.” He also confirmed Rouhani’s comments about adopting the document as long as it did not interfere with Iran’s religion and culture and said, “They [the Rouhani administration] have put this in writing and sent a letter, signed by three ministers, to the supreme leader and sent a copy of it to us as well.
However, pro-Rouhani media outlets and social media activists were quick to respond and called the majority of campaigns against the 2030 UNESCO document a “lie” while trying to change the public mindset by providing translations and explanations.
A short video, for instance, was used to show that teaching homosexuality was not mentioned anywhere in the document.
The 2030 education document is not the first of its kind to be unveiled in Iran.
Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed “The Fundamental Reform Document of Education [FRDE] in the Islamic Republic of Iran” in 2011.
She said, “The 'reform plan' is in accordance with our national and religious culture and does not go against other rules and regulations in our country.
Men and women are often kept separate in public places like schools and also sometimes at public weddings.