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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Development is a comprehensive process with social, cultural, Political, and economical aspects. Political development, moreover, has an idelogical dimension. One aspect of political development is political participation. About 50% of our population is formed by women. Since men's political participation alone cannot satisfy all of women's political needs and interests, women's participation is required in all political activities. Political participation of women means that women should play a vital role in all democratic institutions. However, still certain cultural and political tasks are male dominated. Also, sex roles determine women's participation in scientific, political, and economic life. In this article, the writer, first conducts a survey, on the basis of the traditional definition of political participation, about university students. Then, criticising the traditional definition of politics, according to the viewpoints of women sociologists, she presents a new defintion of political participation. Finally, the obstacles to the women's political participation are discussed, and the strategy to remove such impediments are mentioned.