Women's rights and gender equality

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‘Terrifying and inspiring’: Iranian Americans on the protests rocking Iran
Solidarity protests demand bodily autonomy for women in Iran and economic justice for students, teachers and workers

Yusra Farzan

30, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Thursday briefing: Tehran faces a season of dissent - and the Bank of England acts in the UK
In today’s newsletter: Extraordinary protests have lit up Iran after a Kurdish woman died in police custody. Chowra Makaremi walks us through what it all means – and if this could be how the country’s theocracy ends

Nimo Omer

29, Sep, 2022 @5:44 AM

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Iran launches airstrike against Kurdish group in northern Iraq
Deadly attack comes in response to KDPI support for ongoing protests over Mahsa Amini death in custody

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Sep, 2022 @5:35 PM

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Mahsa Amini’s death could be the spark that ignites Iran around women’s rights
The country faces a litany of problems, from inflation to a democratic deficit, and the women’s movement is seen as an agent of change

Weronika Strzyżyńska

23, Sep, 2022 @3:56 PM

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‘We are risking death’: Iranians on Mahsa Amini protests
After the death of a 22-year-old in police custody, three protesters explain why the country is rising up

As told to Deepa Parent

23, Sep, 2022 @1:41 PM

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Iran blocks capital’s internet access as Amini protests grow
Social media platforms have also been cut off in areas of Tehran and Kurdistan as videos of dissent go viral

Weronika Strzyżyńska and agencies

22, Sep, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Iran sends police to end Mahsa Amini protests as reports say seven killed
Internet blackouts and Instagram blocks also reported amid anger after 22-year-old woman’s death in custody

Patrick Wintour in New York

21, Sep, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Iranians: share your views on the protests following Mahsa Amini’s death
We’d like to hear from people in Iran how they feel about the protests following the death of Mahsa Amini in custody

Guardian community team

21, Sep, 2022 @11:12 AM

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Hungary tightens abortion access with listen to ‘foetal heartbeat’ rule
Fears move will pave way for more restrictions in country where terminations are widely accepted

Weronika Strzyżyńska

13, Sep, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Oman ‘failing to stop trafficking and abuse of migrant domestic workers’
Report finds widespread instances of forced labour, with women denied access to passports and subjected to physical or sexual abuse

Katie McQue

07, Sep, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Iranian authorities plan to use facial recognition to enforce new hijab law
Government says it will use technology on public transport in crackdown on women’s dress

Weronika Strzyżyńska

05, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Grandmothers are our weather app’: new maps and local knowledge power Chad’s climate fightback
Battered by drought and floods, the Sahelian country is on the frontline of the crisis. One woman is fighting back with community-led sustainable solutions

Alice McCool

25, Aug, 2022 @8:45 AM

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