PROTESTS IN IRAN









Protests in Iran have escalated following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the morality police for violating the country’s strict dress code last month and died in custody. Protesters are calling for justice and criticizing the current regime with the rallying cry “Women, life and liberty.” No woman should be murdered or detained for what she wears, yet this is the harsh reality for many women living in Iran under the country’s authoritative government.

Women and students have been prominent in the demonstrations across the country despite Iran’s internet censorship and violent crackdown on protests by police, resulting in numerous deaths and arrests.