Iranian women start wave of feminist protests after young woman’s death – Vogue

Iranian women start wave of feminist protests after young woman’s death – Vogue
Iranian women start wave of feminist protests after young woman’s death – Vogue

Women gathered to protest in various places around the world (Photo: Getty Images)

The death of Mahsa Amini was the trigger for a series of feminist protests that have lasted about a week in the Will. The 22-year-old was walking with her family in Tehran, the country’s capital, when she was detained by the Guidance Patrol, also known as the “morality police”, for not wearing the hijab correctly, leaving a part of her hair to the side. show.

Three days later, authorities announced that the young woman was hospitalized and died while in police custody. The Iranian government has not yet clarified what were the causes of death that incited the unprecedented movement in the country against the repression of women. The conflicts began last Friday (16) and have already accounted for 17 deaths, but activists speak of almost 40 dead.

Iranian women have organized protests and several of them are asking for help through social media, which has already been blocked in Iranian territory. Websites and apps like TikTok, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are already routinely blocked in parts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has some of the strictest internet controls in the world.

This Thursday (22), the Iranian authorities also blocked access to Instagram and WhatsApp. Tech-savvy residents often use virtual private networks (VPNs) to get around restrictions.

The protests are having repercussions internationally. The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nothing al-Nashifsaid he supported “the bravery of the Iranian women” and demanded an investigation into the case.


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