January 20, 2023
Why have Iranian women been burning hijabs and leading protests ever since a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Jîna Mahsa Amini died while in custody of Tehran morality police? Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi contextualizes their rage within 170 years of compulsory veiling—and unveiling—laws. Then, graphic designer Ghazal Foroutan shares how the revolution has turned art into activism and why Gen Z women are fearlessly fronting this fight.
Do you have questions about what’s happening in Iran right now? Dr. Yaghoobi spoke with The Well recently about the historic protests happening across the country, the incident that sparked them in the first place, and how they resonate with women around the world.
Check out The Well’s article here: Iran’s feminist social revolution rages on