Iran protests: fury at Morality Police sparks women’s rights movement
23 September 2022 | 9:24 am
Unprecedented pictures of public burnings of the hijab, and no let up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019. Despite disruptions to the Internet, popular unrest has flared for a sixth day across Iran over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year old Kurdish woman detained by the morality police for improperly wearing her hijab. In today's debate, we ask our panel: how far will the this women's rights movement go?
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As August 15 marks one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, we again report on the plight of Afghan women. Annette Young talks to Fawzia Aminy, a Supreme Court judge who managed to escape to Britain via Greece within weeks of Kabul falling, and to the woman who helped facilitate her rescue, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. The two are seeking to help those women left behind.
In one incident, two girls and a boy were confronted by a group of nine people in the Berlin neighborhood of Mitte. Elsewhere in the capital, a man was physically assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Women who protested against Taliban rules were threatened, detained, and tortured, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a new report.
We look at reactions to the resignation of a close adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, following comments he made about the “race mixing” of Europeans and non-Europeans. Also, France's women's football team confronts Germany for a spot in the Euro final. Finally, we look at what “Bennifer” got up to during their Paris honeymoon and Damien Hirst's latest project, which will see him burn his own artworks.
For women, being online can be dangerous. But being cut off from the internet is also problematic. From online hate speech to the digital divide, women who are politically active have to deal with numerous challenges.
Roads leading to Pakistan's capital Islamabad have been blocked in an effort to stop a rally called by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has been leading a convoy from his power base in the north of Pakistan to the capital, in hopes of returning to power.
Skit and movie makers and content creators are in for a tough time. Nigeria's police chief, Usman Baba has ordered the arrest of skit and movie makers using police uniforms indecently and without authorization. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the police, made this known in a public statement released on Sunday 31 July 2022.
Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.
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