Women, Life, Freedom
Since Mahsa Amini’s death, Iranian women have been protesting in the streets for their rights. Chanting "Women, Life, Freedom", they refuse to be silenced or discriminated against any longer. The Iran revolution of 2022 is being led by women, for women.
Say her name. Mahsa Amini.
Mahsa Amini was a young woman brutally murdered by Iranian 'morality police' during the waning days of the summer of 2022. Her supposed crime? Not wearing the hijab “properly”. For this, she was beaten to death by tools of the misogynistic, oppressive Iranian regime, languishing in a coma for three days before succumbing to her injuries.
This tragedy and the Iranian regime's response - or lack thereof - have been a rallying cry for Iranian women who have had enough of the oppressive, male-dominated government that has been ruling the country since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In the ensuing 43 years, Iran has devolved into a country where women are treated as second-class citizens, their rights and voices stifled by a government that is more concerned with maintaining its power than with the betterment of its people.
Iran's 'morality police' are tasked with ensuring that women in Iran adhere to the Islamic dress code, which includes wearing the hijab. These morality police have been given free rein to commit heinous crimes against women in the name of religion and social morality.
Since Mahsa Amini's death, Iranian women have been protesting in the streets for their rights. Chanting "Women, Life, Freedom," they refuse to go unheard. While these women are aware of the danger they face in openly defying the Iranian regime, they still fight for the future of the country and themselves. The bravery of these women is making waves across the globe, as more and more people outside of Iran continue to speak on the abhorred nature of the Iranian government.
The Iranian Women-Led Revolution is one of the most important movements of our time. This revolution is about uniting for women's rights and demanding freedom and dignity for all. The movement started with the brutal killing of Mahsa Amini and has grown into a worldwide call for action. The latest hideous act by the Iranian government was raiding, attacking, and strip-searching high school students in Iran.
The Iranian government has been silencing its people for far too long. The repression of women has been especially severe. The #mahsa_amini incident was a tipping point, and now the whole world is watching. Iran can no longer get away with its human rights abuses.
The international community has been supporting the Iranian revolution through social media, protests, and rallies. On October 22nd, more than 80,000 people attended the protests in Berlin. Support for the movement has been seen all over the world including places like Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, Canada. Women's rights are human rights, and it's time for Iran to respect them. This revolution is about more than just Iran; it is about uniting for women's rights globally.
Say her name. Embody her bravery. Continue the fight.