Doostane Farsi Zabane Man, which translates from Persian (Farsi) to "My Persian-Speaking Friends," aims to increase friendship and cultural understanding between Iranians and Americans through a pen pal program between young citizens of Iran and the United States.

 

Military commanders of the Iranian armed forces, government officials and their wives commemorating the abolition of the veil (Circa 1936)
In 1936, Reza Shah Pahlavi outlawed the veil and the headscarf in Iran. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah pahlavi lifted the ban on veils and made it a free choice for women to wear whatever they wanted. After the revolution of 1979 the “hejab” became compulsory in Iran.

Military commanders of the Iranian armed forces, government officials and their wives commemorating the abolition of the veil (Circa 1936)

In 1936, Reza Shah Pahlavi outlawed the veil and the headscarf in Iran. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah pahlavi lifted the ban on veils and made it a free choice for women to wear whatever they wanted. After the revolution of 1979 the “hejab” became compulsory in Iran.

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