Iranian women coders

Here’s a fascinating article:

“What’s behind the rise of women in Iran’s open source movement? With the restrictions put on women in the Middle East, technology is an attractive option for those who want a career. Technological work, and coding in particular, can be done from home, allowing ambitious women to become well-known within their industry without becoming taboo in their communities. “They feel freer, and the anonymity allows for career choices that are more serious and more interesting,” says Mahnaz Afkhami, an Iranian women’s rights activist.”

I wonder what the Fedora community can do to help women like this? (Meaning, of course, the Fedora community that’s outside the US and not subject to its laws?) Maybe Roozbeh could give us some insights.

Iranian women coders

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