|Died||22 February 1994 (aged 54)|
|Cause of death||Self-immolation|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
|Political party||Nation Party of Iran|
|Relatives||Parvin Darabi (sister)|
Homa Darabi (Persian: ; 1940–1994) was an Iranian pediatrician, academic and political activist affiliated with the Nation Party of Iran. She is known for her political self-immolation in protest to the compulsory hijab, that led to her death.
Darabi was born in 1940 in Tehran. Following the end of high school, she entered Medical School of University of Tehran in 1959. In 1960, she was detained for a organizing a student demonstration in favor of the National Front. She married her classmate Manoochehr Keyhani in 1963. After completing her studies, she practiced in the village Bahmanieh, located in northern Iran. Darabi went to the United States to continue her studies, and obtained a pediatrics specialist degree in psychology. She returned to Iran in 1976 and was employed as a professor of child psychiatry at University of Tehran, while she became once again politically active against the Pahlavi dynasty. She also taught at the National University (later known as Shahid Beheshti University).
She died of the burns in a hospital the next day.
A prominent Iranian female academic, Homa Darabi, poured petrol over herself and set herself on fire to protest at the plight of her countrywomen, according to the Iranian Nation Party to which she belonged, writes Safa Haeri. She died of severe burns in a Tehran hospital on Tuesday.
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