Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Opinion by Masih Alinejad and Roya Hakakian Masih Alinejad is the founder of the #WhiteWednesdays campaign in Iran. Roya Hakakian is the author of “Journey from the Land of No: A ...
Iranian women defy threat of decade-long jail sentence by taking photos of themselves without headscarves

Iranian women defy threat of decade-long jail sentence by taking photos of themselves without headscarves

‘Women in these videos are braver and angrier than before,’ says Masih Alinejad Iranian women are sharing videos of themselves removing their headscarves in, ...
Women protesting forced Hijab (1979)

Women protesting forced Hijab (1979)

On 8 March 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to protest against the new Islamic government’s compulsory hijab ruling, which meant that ...
There are two types of hijabs. The difference is huge.

There are two types of hijabs. The difference is huge.

By Masih Alinejad and Roya Hakakian April 7 Masih Alinejad is the author of “The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran” and the founder of the #WhiteWednesdays ...
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are terrorists — I’ve seen evidence with my own eyes

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are terrorists — I’ve seen evidence with my own eyes

As an Iranian woman in exile, I worry about my safety every single day Masih Alinejad Tuesday 9 April 2019 My childhood was spent learning about the exploits of “Shahid Bakeri” ...
The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran

The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran

While Western activists defend the right of Muslims to wear the veil, Iranian women are fighting for a bigger cause: choice. The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ...