Iranian Women's Movement Beyond Gender and Age

Iranian female rights activists have launched several initiatives such as the “One Million Signatures Demanding Change to Discriminatory Laws Campaign and they have organized peaceful protest movements against discrimination. Some of these women were arrested and sent to jail for a few weeks or days. Iranian women continue their struggle for justice and freedom.Thanks to Kosoof, a leading photoblogger, we can discover some important moments of this movement in photographs from the last two years. Here are five photos chosen to display that in the struggle there is no question of gender or age. We see old and young men and women taking part in the demonstrations as well as female police repressing women activists.

iranian womens movement

iranian womens movement

iranian womens movement

iranian womens movement



  • […] Iranian authorities are fighting against women on at least two fronts. On one side, women activists protesting for equal rights are sent to prison and persecuted. On the other side, Iranian police officers continue with a nationwide crackdown aimed at making women abide by Iran’s Islamic dress code. Although the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroud,i criticized the police action, the operation still goes on. Thousands of women have been warned and hundreds arrested for wearing overly loose headscarves or excessively tight coats. […]

  • monice

    This is not rite! women are the same as men we are all human!!just because a women can’t bench 140 pounds doesn’t mean that we are any differnt! Its sicking and very sad!

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