11/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In Iran Women Race Ahead, But Still Face Gender Block (VIDEO)

In Iran, women have made remarkable strides in education in the last decades -- 65 percent of college undergraduates are female and 70 percent of graduate students are enrolled in medicine. Yet legally, women cannot travel freely without the permission of a male relative and face formidable obstacles when divorcing their husbands.

Iranian-American correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan traveled to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.

For more coverage of women in Iran, visit our Women in Islam extended coverage page.

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