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A placard with a picture of Mahsa Amini, whose death while being detained by Iran’s morality police has ignited a wave of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance

Iranian women have a long history of campaigning for their rights. The latest protests bring together a host of religious and gender groups suppressed by the country’s clerical regime.
Hundreds of people gather for the Women’s March at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Jan. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The Canadian women’s movement primarily serves white women and must evolve

If the Canadian women’s movement doesn’t become transnational in scope, it risks continuing a colonial culture that sustains systemic barriers for women in Canada and around the world.
In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, photo obtained by The Associated Press, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code in downtown Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Women have long demanded change in Iran. In the aftermath of the death of a woman for a hijab violation, women protesters may be leading their country to a freer and more just society.
The ‘othering’ of women through misogyny, racism and sexism in scholarship has had, and continues to have, serious consequences on women’s lives. (Shutterstock)

Why women’s studies programs in Canada are more important than ever

Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.

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