#WomanLifeFreedom - Here's How You Can Support Iran
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What's the story?
- Iranians continue to take to the streets in anti-government protests despite deadly crackdowns and sexual assaults by state authorities. Demonstrations began after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested and beaten by Iran’s "morality police" for not properly wearing her head scarf, or hijab.
- While Amini's death ignited worldwide protests on behalf of "Woman. Life. Freedom.", Iranians are also expressing exasperation over a repressive regime, economic woes, corruption, floods, droughts, a ban on dogs, and the litany of woes captured in Shervin Hajipour’s protest song “Baraye” (“For The Sake Of”).
Here's how you can join the fight for "Woman. Life. Freedom."
Want more options? Check out Global Citizen's 9 Ways to Help Women in Iran After Mahsa Jina Amini’s Death
- Iranian officials have periodically shut down the country’s Internet access as well as blocking social media and messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Signal that support encrypted private information. Iran has implemented its own version of these apps, but they are not popular due to fears of private messages being leaked to the government. Tehran is also cracking down on the chat features in video games.
- You can help provide reliable internet to Iranians and other citizens dealing with censorship by running a "proxy server." Essentially, this allows you to (anonymously) donate some of your bandwidth to help others hide their location. Get more info at the Snowflake website.
- "Sign the petition and call on states to set up an independent UN mechanism now to investigate and ensure accountability for the most serious crimes under international law in Iran."
- The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center is a non-profit, non-governmental organization for the advancement of human rights and democracy in Iran.
- Amnesty International
- Center for Human Rights in Iran
- Iranian Diaspora Collective - an initiative to bring more media attention to the Iranian protests
- Project World Impact - Iran - Project World Impact provides a platform for non-profit organizations to get support.
Use #MahsaAmini, #IranProtests, #WomanLifeFreedom, #IranRevolution to stay up to date on social media.
- Masih Alinejad - Iranian activist and journalist
- Nazin Boniadi - Iranian actress and Amnesty UK Ambassador
- Gissou Nia - Iranian Activist and Director of Atlantic Council Strategic Litigation
- @from___iran on Instagram, a compilation of feminist voices
- @1500tasvir on Instagram, a compilation of activist voices
- Christiane Amanpour - British-Iranian news anchor and journalist
- @iraniancontemporaryartists on Instagram
- @iranrights on Instagram - the official Instagram page of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center
- @mamlekate on Twitter, providing daily news and updates
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—Dawn Wendt & Josh Herman