The Woman Post shows you this content of invisible women who demand in their protests equality, equity, justice, and freedom in Iran. But, they do it in a not very conventional way, they demand it with their voices.
Recently a report called “Iran 2021/2022” published by Amnesty International revealed that thousands of people were interrogated, unjustly prosecuted, and arbitrarily detained just for peacefully exercising human rights. Data collected from the report indicate that security forces unlawfully used lethal force and pellets to quell protests. The findings even show that women, girls, LGBTI+ people, ethnic groups, and religious groups suffered relentless violence and discrimination.
Torture and other ill-treatment persist in general, including denial of medical care to women and children. In addition, the authorities failed to ensure timely and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Environmental experts believe that the ecological crisis has been on the rise, due to the inaction of the Iranian authorities. That is why lakes, rivers, and wetlands are lost, deforestation increases and hybrid pollution does not stop.
The report specified that authorities imposed internet shutdowns during the protests and then blocked Signals from Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition, women, children, and the elderly were subjected to interrogations, unfair prosecutions, and arbitrary detention. Some professionals defend human rights, activists, environmentalists, and some minority groups.
On the other hand, the analysis reveals in one of its sections the discrimination against women and girls on issues such as marriage, divorce, employment, inheritance, and the performance of political positions. Likewise, the compulsory wearing of the veil resulted in women being subjected to harassment, torture, and ill-treatment daily. These actions disrupt human rights because the legal age for girls to access marriage is still 13 years. According to official figures in March 2021, 31,379 marriages of girls between 10 and 14 years of age were registered, that is, a considerable increase of 10.5% compared to the previous year.
Behin and Samin Bolouri
Behin and Samin Bolouri posted on their Instagram a version of the song “Bella Ciao”. The Italian melody is an anthem of resistance to fascism and shows young Iranians rising against the harsh restrictions of living in Iran. In addition, the video has 290 thousand likes and comments on how to find the light with the black heart. They even express that we must start from peace and conflict to reach the magic of freedom.
Both are trying to claim and do justice for the death of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who was arrested and imprisoned by the Moral Police for inappropriately wearing the veil, which is a mandatory accessory for Iranian women.
Like Behin and Samin Bolouri, Yashgin Kiyani posted the same song on his YouTube account on September 26 and garnered a raking of 10,000 views and 267 subscribers so far.
Forcefully, let’s all support with a like from the community of The Woman Post, these women who require our support and consideration. However, these women, despite all the limits imposed on them, are moving toward freedom and the future of Iran