Jina Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish, 22 year old woman, was killed in custody of Iran’s morality police on September 16th last year, sparking an uprising led by Iranian women, and supported by ethnic and minority groups.
As the anniversary of Amini’s death nears, Iranian American women in Washington state share their experiences in Iran before they moved here. They also share how the Woman, Life, Freedom Uprising has affected them.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Feminists for Jina
Events in observance of one year anniversary of Jina Mahsa Amini’s death and beginning of Woman, Life Freedom uprising
Peyvand and NPO is co-hosting a vigil and poetry event
Sunday, September 17th
University of Washington Campus Red Square – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
October 7th, 2018, marks the end of the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival. One of the films playing is Afghan Cycles which follows a 5 year journey of a women’s professional cycling team in Afghanistan. Join us as KBCS’s Ruth Bly speaks with Film Director, Sarah Menzies about what the women face while cycling in their country.
Now we meet some women who have a hard hitting way of combating gender norms. KBCS’s Anjali Skilton has the story about women who box.
This series is shared in observance of 16 days of activism, a United Nations campaign which started on November 25th, 2017 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends this weekend, December 10th, 2017, on Human Rights Day.