11/13/2023 - Politics and Society

Women, Life, Freedom: the Women's Revolution in Iran

By lucia lago krummer

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Registration “Women, Life, Freedom” (women, life, freedom) It became the main motto of the Iranian women's movement. After death of the young Mahsa Amini In September 2022, women in Iran went out to the streets to complain for their rights.

The death of Mahsa Amini: the explosion

On September 13, 2022 Mahsa Amini was detained very violently by the forces of the so-called “Policia da Moral” While meeting his brother near the subway station in Tehran, he allegedly refused to comply with the Dress code imposed by the Iranian authorities. After staying two days in a coma, Mahsa Amini He died Karsa Hospital in Tehran.This Deeply conmoted Iranian society, especially women, burdens of having to continue to fulfil their conditions strict Islamic laws They stopped dressing freely. In this way, they decided to leave the streets of Iran under the motto: Women, Life, Freedom.The protests quickly intensified: the women burned the veils and cut their hair To face police repression.

International repercussion and response of the theocratic regime

As a result of the protests, thousands of women around the world Solidarized with Iranian women. Similarly, international which caused the death of Mahsa Amini put Between the ropes to the Iranian regime. In fact, the numerous protests that occurred during 2022 remind those that occurred in Iran before the Sha's fall.In view of this situation, the Ayatolas regime should take Measures Stop calm the protests. For example, at the end of 2022, they decided dismantle Moral police. However, this patrol returned to work in July 2023.On the international level, solidarity with Iranian women was also evident in the decision to listen to it Nobel Peace Prize Narges Mohammadi. Mohammadi is a human rights activist, who is arrested for being opponent to the regime.Another key fact was the decision of European Parliament to deliver it posthumously Sakharov a Mahsa Amini. This award may be regarded as a fact that Poetic justice for a young woman who became a symbol of resistance for Iranian women.

Final reflections

Today, Iranian women continue to fight for freedom in a climate of oppression and repression that seems not to merge despite their proposals. As members of international society it is our duty to also walk with them and shout: Women, Life, Freedom.

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lucia lago krummer

lucia lago krummer

I am a student of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Belgrano. I am passionate about issues related to international policy, diplomacy and human rights.

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