On September 16th, 2022, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in a hospital in Tehran. She had been arrested by Iran’s notorious morality police for not wearing her hijab. She was allegedly severely beaten by authorities during her transfer to a detention centre, violence that the police deny.
What came next were protests, the likes of which have not been seen in the country since 2009.Even the Iranian men’s team at the World Cup in Qatar took a stand by refusing to sing the country’s national anthem at their opening game. They had to end their silent protest due to threats being made against their families back home.
Fans booed the anthem, and a flag displaying the words “Women, Life, Freedom” flew as a mark of support for the ongoing campaign sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death.
Global Gender Gap
While Iran is the focus of much of the current uproar over women’s…
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