Category: Features

As protests rock Iran, its most feared security force is lying in wait

Thousands of people poured into the streets of Mahsa Amini’s hometown Wednesday and marched to her grave. Iranian security forces responded — as they have throughout the course of the nationwide protests inspired by her death — with violence and […]

Joint statement of democratic women’s organisations in support of the struggle of Iranian women for dignity, equality, peace, justice, and for human and democratic rights

We, the undersigned organisations that campaign for women’s emancipation from every form of exploitation note that: On 6th July 2022, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, ordered stricter implementation of the law of mandatory hejab. Thus, […]

Bloodshed and Cover-up at Evin Prison!

“Tehran has become a detention centre, Evin has become a slaughterhouse!” CODIR is alarmed by the numerous reports and video clips that have emerged this evening (from 19:30 Tehran time on Saturday 15 October 2022) of a major incident unfolding […]

How three Iranian women spurred mass protests against theocratic regime

In July this year, a video began circulating online of an altercation between two women on a Tehran bus. One, in full hijab, attacks the other, a 28-year-old called Sepideh Rashno, for not wearing a hijab, mandated under Iranian law […]

To our courageous Iranian sisters, fighting for the rights of all of us

Press Release On 16 September 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman from Sanandajj in western Iran, was arrested by the Tehran “morality police”. According to Iranian news sources, the morality police arrested Mahsa for wearing her hijab in an […]

FIM CISL statement on developments in Iran

A breath of freedom, this is what Mahsa, Hadis, Nika and all those women killed, beaten, arrested were looking for. Women deprived, for too long now, of their dignity. In an Iran increasingly squeezed, on the one hand, in the […]

Oil workers join the campaign for an end to theocratic rule in Iran!

Protesters in Iran welcome this major development! Reports received today (Monday 10 October) from Iran indicate that workers in the country’s oil industry, a powerful sphere of influence, have joined the nationwide protest movement calling for an end to the […]

Iran toughens crackdown as some oil workers reported to join protests

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian security forces intensified a crackdown on anti-government protests in several Kurdish cities on Monday, as demonstrations elsewhere in Iran spread into the country’s vital energy sector. Protests have swept Iran since Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iran’s […]

Global Unions condemn the brutality of the Iranian authorities and demand the release of all imprisoned trade unionists

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and the Global Union Federations (GUFs) condemn the continued brutality of the Iranian authorities against their own people and call for stronger international pressure against […]

Shirin Neshat joins protests against Iran’s worsening human rights situation with new digital works

Protesters gathered last night in support of the women of Iran at London's Piccadilly Circus where Shirin Neshat's Woman Life Freedom commission was screened Courtesy of Circa and the artist

Pieces in West Hollywood and London’s Piccadilly are a reaction to the death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini, after being detained by authorities in the country The New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat has unveiled a digital art piece in […]