Narratives that pit secular protesters against a religious regime do not necessarily explain the protests in Iran or what they are calling for.
The five Iranian teenagers were arrested and forced to apologise – but the dance challenge continues to go viral.
Following a brutal government crackdown, Iranian protesters are organizing strikes, sit-ins, boycotts and publicizing their demands in the form of manifestos, charters and bills of rights.
Girls’ schools have been at the centre of protests which are shaking the Islamic Republic to its core.
Increasing numbers of Iranians want a government of the people, not a monarchy or an Islamic theocracy.
Criminal trials in these courts often occur behind closed doors presided over by clerics, and there’s often no evidence beyond a confession extracted by means of torture.
Iranian women have often used images of actions such as singing and dancing unveiled to show what freedom means to them and to protest the Islamic Republic’s gender oppression.
Younger Iranians have tapped into social media to connect with one another, vocalize their demands and highlight the government’s brutality.
The protesters have been strongly supported by Iran’s actors, musicians and athletes who have been among those arrested, imprisoned and tortured.
Morality police first appeared in Iran soon after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. But similar forces were present in parts of the Middle East even prior to the date.
Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global. But in Iran there is a unique version, known as ‘amameh parani’, targeting a garment sacred to Shi’a clerics.
Iranian protesters aren’t satisfied winning small battles within the Islamic regime. Their aim is a revolution that will result in universal human rights.
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.
In a range of ways, young Iranian women – with the support of men – are working to change their lives and with that, their country.
To many Iranians, a revolution has happened given the public’s embrace of women and their demands amid ongoing protests. The question is whether the solidarity holds up and the regime listens.
A powerful protest movement has taken hold in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini. It may affect change, but it is up against a ruthless regime that will not easily relinquish control.
Controversy of veils goes back more than a century, a scholar of Iran explains.
The autocratic regime of Ayatollah Khamenei is coming under pressure like never before.
Imposing restrictions on women has been a way for many countries to demonstrate to the world what policies they want to pursue.
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.