As with other council ratifications for the post-Khomeini era the declaration specifies the future Provisional Government's plan of action regarding the rights and liberties of women. The articles of the declaration are as follows:
1- The right
to elect and be elected in all elections, and the right to suffrage in
3- The right to free political and social activity, social intercourse and travel without the permission of another person.
4- The right to freely choose clothing and covering.
5- The right to use, without discrimination, all instructional, educational, athletic, and artistic resources; and the right to participate in all athletic competitions and artistic activities.
6- Recognition of women's associations and support for their voluptuary formation throughout the country; consideration of special privileges in various social, administrative, cultural, and particularly educational fields in order to abolish inequality and the dual oppression of women.
7- Equal pay for equal work; prohibition of discrimination in hiring and during employment; equal access to various privileges such as vacations, retirement benefits, and disability compensations; enjoyment of child and marital benefits and unemployment insurance; the right to salary and special accommodations during pregnancy, childbirth, and care of infants.
8- Absolute freedom in choice of spouse and marriage, which can take place only with the attainment of legal age is prohibited; in family life, any form of compulsion or coercion of the wife is prohibited.
9- Equal right to divorce; divorce must be processed by a qualified judicial court; women and men are equal in presenting grounds for divorce; child custody and support as well as financial settlements will be determined by the verdict for divorce.
10- Support for widowed and divorced women and for children in their custody; care will be provided through the National Social Welfare System.
11- Elimination of legal inequalities with regard to testimony, guardianship, custody and inheritance.
12- Polygamy is prohibited; under special circumstances, the law would specify the appropriate arrangements.
13- Prohibition of all forms of sexual exploitation of women on any pretext, and abrogation of all customs, laws, and provisions authorizing the father, mother, parent, guardian, or another to bestow a girl or a woman, on the pretext of marriage or other, for sexual gratification or exploitation.
The above declaration was unanimously ratified and signed on April 17, 1987, by all member-organizations and personalities of the National Council of Resistance.