An IAS Fellowship Lecture by Professor Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University)
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The current waves of political protests sparked across Iran after the killing of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini at the hands of the police on September 17th, Amini’s tragic death was the most recent case of a decades-long state sanctioned and systemic sexism and misogynistic politics in Iran. It was a breaking point revealing how law enforcement not only does not protect women, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities, and dispossessed citizens but rather exposes them to threats and death. A slogan that has grown to the main symbol of the current protests is Women, Life, Freedom! In this talk, Professor Shahram Khosravi will contextualise the protests within the broader struggle for justice in Iran.
This lecture is online only and registration is required in advance. Please register here.