The death of Zhina Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman sparked the ongoing revolution against the totalitarian regime in Iran. The so-called morality police had arrested her for not wearing the hejab “properly,” and she died in detention. Mahsa’s زن زندگی ” murder fueled nationwide anger, and women took to the streets chanting Women. Life. Freedom. This feminist revolution is part of the long history of the ”, آزادی Iranian people’s struggle against their governments’ tyranny and corruption. On March 8, we will be discussing with Dr. Rezvan Moghadam the roots of the revolutionary women’s movement in Iran and its associated slogan ‘women, life, freedom’.
Featuring: Dr. Rezvan Moghadam with Dr. Carly Manion, Dr. Hind Ahmed Zaki, and Yara Abdelaziz
Dr. Rezvan Moghadam is a Scholar at Risk with a Ph.D. in political science and sociology (2019) in the field of gender studies at the Freie Universität Berlin focusing on the impact of new media platforms on the women’s movement in Iran. Her 40 years of women’s and human rights activities provoked the Iranian regime to imprison her several times and finally forbade her from teaching. She has founded/co-founded various associations, groups and committees to empower women on issues of peace, environment, health and gender issues and to provide training for women’s leadership. After leaving Iran, Moghaddam has worked as a researcher at Freie Universität Berlin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Maynooth. She publishes in domestic and international journals.