Iranian women lead the fight for democracy

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In the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody for “improper veiling” in September 2022, demonstrations in Iran have been vocal and widespread.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has denied women fundamental rights for more than four decades through its religious totalitarian regime. A panel of experts discusses what this current moment in Iran might tell us about the future of women’s role in the fight for democracy worldwide.