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Category: Analysis

The veil in Iran has been an enduring symbol of patriarchal norms – but its use has changed depending on who is in power

Written by Amy Motlagh, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern/South Asian Studies, University of California, Davis In images of the uprising that followed the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16, 2022, perhaps the most iconic ones, aside from that of Amini herself, are those of unveiled Iranian women photographed from behind, […]

Iran is using every effort to crush protesters intent on a revolution — except hearing them out

Written by Noushin Nabavi, Research Associate, Public Policy, University of Victoria Iran has entered the second month of upheaval with an average of one child murder a day by the Basij, part of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), amid the crackdown against the “woman, life, freedom” movement. The protests began in September 2022 after 22-year-old […]

Iran: hijab protests reflect society-wide anger at regime which trashes rule of law and human rights

Written by Saeed Bagheri, Lecturer in International Law, University of Reading The death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s morality police in September for not wearing the hijab properly was a fracturing point, prompting Iranian women to come on to the streets en masse to protest the regime’s violence and injustice. But our […]

Ukraine war: what new missiles is Iran providing to Russia and what difference will they make?

Written by Daniel Salisbury, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College London It has been reported that Iran is preparing to transfer short-range ballistic missiles to Russia for use against targets in Ukraine, allegedly as part of a shipment of 1,000 additional weapons of unspecified type. Iran has allegedly […]

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance

Written by Niloofar Hooman, PhD candidate, Communication Studies and Media Arts, McMaster University On Sept. 16, Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in Tehran while in the custody of Iran’s morality police. Her death set off a massive wave of demonstrations that have spread across the country. While the protests started with anger […]

Not ‘powerless victims’: how young Iranian women have long led a quiet revolution

Written by Nasim Salehi, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Southern Cross University The “Women, Life, Freedom” movement that has taken hold in Iran in recent weeks is not new. Young Iranian women have been involved in small but consistent evolutionary actions during the entire 44 years of the Islamic Republic of Iran, particularly in the […]

Iranian women keep up the pressure for real change — but will broad public support continue?

Written by Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, Concordia University The world has been transfixed by images of Iranian women shouting “women, life, liberty,” leading protest rallies, dancing in the streets and burning their headscarves while facing armed soldiers. The displays of courage by Iranian women are not unlike their massive participation in the 2009 […]

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