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On Violence

After months of insurrection and violent state repression, we can name the women’s uprising in Iran a revolutionary movement. The murder of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, a young Kurdish woman in custody by the hijab police, triggered this revolution. Yet social dynamics and contentious politics that have affected the unfolding events are not reduced to the hijab – mass strikes, ethnic minority and enviromental justice struggles play a significant role.

Pau Barrena
Pau Barrena © Pau Barrena

In Germany and beyond this is still not sufficiently addressed.

In the fourth edition of the HAU series “On Violence”, the author and feminist activist Parvin Ardalan, the scholar and Kurdish activist Kamran Matin, and others will tackle on the underrepresented intersectional accounts of the Iranian revolution and discuss its different dimensions of violence.

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