Written by Shireen Daft, Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University Recent media attention has drawn global focus on an escalating number of Iranian schoolgirls falling ill over the past few months because of suspected chemical attacks. Accounts differ, but many reports cite more than 1,000 cases of poisoning at schools across Iran. At least 58 […]
Iran has been rocked by a series of poison attacks on schoolgirls, causing hundreds of students to fall ill. The motives behind these attacks remain unclear, but there are speculations that they may be in retaliation for the recent protests against mandatory hijab laws in the country.
Written by Keith Parry, Deputy Head Of Department in Department of Sport & Event Management, Bournemouth University In the eighth minute of their Fifa men’s World Cup match against England, Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand collided face-first with a teammate. The clash left the keeper bloodied, unsteady on his feet, and apparently disoriented – in no […]
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 […]
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 […]