In light of yesterday’s International Women’s Day, we would like to discuss the struggles that women around the world still face and how these struggles impact their daily lives. We will specifically focus on the situation in Iran, where women face significant challenges in terms of their freedom and autonomy.
In Iran, the situation for women is still very dangerous, especially given the controls of the so-called morality police. It is a country where women are required by law to wear the hijab, and the morality police are tasked with enforcing this law. However, despite these restrictions, many women are taking the risk and walking the streets of Tehran in their own choice of clothing. They are doing this as a form of resistance against the mandatory hijab, which they see as a tool for oppressing women.
The fight for freedom, equality, and the right to choose is ongoing in Iran, with many religious women joining the protest movement as well as men. They are not fighting against the hijab itself but for their right to choose whether or not to wear it. The issue of the hijab has taken on a special meaning in Iran, where it is seen as a symbol of resistance against the Islamic Republic’s ideology.
We spoke with Nagin Shirakai, an activist for women’s rights, who explained that the protests are still ongoing, even if they have changed form in recent months. Women are taking to the streets without wearing the hijab, and this is a way of resistance that is ongoing. There are also other forms of smaller protests happening around the country. Unfortunately, the government is cracking down brutally on these protests, using techniques such as rape and sexual assault to suppress them. There are daily arrests happening, and people are being punished for their disobedience.
The situation in Iran is complex, and the fight for women’s rights is ongoing. On International Women’s Day, it is important to highlight the struggles that women face around the world and to call for action to support their fight for equality and freedom. The international community needs to care about this issue because women’s lives and freedom are something that everyone can relate to. We are all living in a world that oppresses women in one form or another, whether it is the pension gap, gender-based discrimination, or violence against women. These issues are central to our lives, and we must work together to create change.
In Afghanistan, around 20 women held a sit-in demonstration calling on the Taliban to reopen the doors of schools, universities, and offices for women. The Taliban has faced global criticism for imposing a slew of restrictions on girls and women in the country since seizing power in 2021. Women in places like Afghanistan and Iran are struggling to win long-denied rights, and it is our responsibility as a global community to support them in their fight.
We need to use our platform to educate and inform people about the struggles that women face around the world and to call for action to support their fight for equality and freedom.
In conclusion, International Women’s Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate women but also an opportunity to highlight the struggles women around the globe still face. The fight for women’s rights is ongoing, and we must work together to create change. We call on the international community to support women in their fight for equality and freedom, and we will continue to use our platform to raise awareness about this important issue.