As women’s history month comes to a close, we’re sharing links to some current pieces that amplify the voices, organizing efforts, and longtime collective resistance by Iranian women.

Many of these articles and stories contain resources for further learning:

In 1979, Iranian women protested mandatory veiling ⁠— setting the stage for today (CBC Radio Ideas with Nahlah Ayed featuring Minoo Jalali, Haideh Daragahi, and Shahin Navai, Oct. 5, 2022).

The Stolen Revolution: Iranian Women of 1979 (CBC Radio Ideas with Nahlah Ayed featuring Donya Ziaee, October 5, 2022; originally aired on March 8, 2019)

‘Quiet Resistance’: The 19th-Century Journals of Iranian Women (CBC Radio Ideas with Nahlah Ayed featuring Safaneh Mohaghegh Neyshabouri, October 13, 2022) 

Iranian women keep up the pressure for real change – but will broad public support continue? (Homa Hoodfar & Mona Tajali, The Conversation, October 13, 2022)

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance (Niloofar Hooman, The Conversation, October 23, 2022)

Tehran, March 8, 1979 – Iranian women protest against mandatory Hijab (Photo and caption credit: NCRI Women Committee)

Virtual Panel Discussion

On November 2, 2022, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is hosting a panel discussion via zoom: Woman, Life, Freedom: Tracing Iran’s Veiling History.

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