The Uprising in IranJune 16, 2009
If you’ve been following the news about what’s been happening in Iran since last Friday’s presidential election, then you know that it’s a tense and increasingly violent situation. Is this the beginning of a revolution? It’s hard to say right now, but what is clear is that thousands of Iranians feel that the election has been stolen and they are rallying to protest the results.
As we continue to read the news, follow the tweets, and scroll the live blogs, it’s important to remember the role that women are playing in these events. Women have been a part of this movement and have been in the streets demanding to be heard. They have also been victims of the violence. As women step up to take part in speaking out, let us remember the significant risks they face and acknowledge their bravery.