Library Library
Search

Kurdipedia is the largest multilingual sources for Kurdish information!


Search Options





Advanced Search      Keyboard


Search
Advanced Search
Library
Kurdish names
Chronology of events
Sources
History
User Favorites
Activities
Search Help?
Publication
Video
Classifications
Random item!
Send
Send Article
Send Image
Survey
Your feedback
Contact
What kind of information do we need!
Standards
Terms of Use
Item Quality
Tools
About
Kurdipedia Archivists
Articles about us!
Add Kurdipedia to your website
Add / Delete Email
Visitors statistics
Item statistics
Fonts Converter
Calendars Converter
Spell Check
Languages and dialects of the pages
Keyboard
Handy links
Kurdipedia extension for Google Chrome
Cookies
Languages
کوردیی ناوەڕاست
کرمانجی - کوردیی سەروو
Kurmancî - Kurdîy Serû
هەورامی
Zazakî
English
Française
Deutsch
عربي
فارسی
Türkçe
Nederlands
Svenska
Español
Italiano
עברית
Pусский
Norsk
日本人
中国的
Հայերեն
Ελληνική
لەکی
My account
Sign In
Membership!
Forgot your password!
Search Send Tools Languages My account
Advanced Search
Library
Kurdish names
Chronology of events
Sources
History
User Favorites
Activities
Search Help?
Publication
Video
Classifications
Random item!
Send Article
Send Image
Survey
Your feedback
Contact
What kind of information do we need!
Standards
Terms of Use
Item Quality
About
Kurdipedia Archivists
Articles about us!
Add Kurdipedia to your website
Add / Delete Email
Visitors statistics
Item statistics
Fonts Converter
Calendars Converter
Spell Check
Languages and dialects of the pages
Keyboard
Handy links
Kurdipedia extension for Google Chrome
Cookies
کوردیی ناوەڕاست
کرمانجی - کوردیی سەروو
Kurmancî - Kurdîy Serû
هەورامی
Zazakî
English
Française
Deutsch
عربي
فارسی
Türkçe
Nederlands
Svenska
Español
Italiano
עברית
Pусский
Norsk
日本人
中国的
Հայերեն
Ελληνική
لەکی
Sign In
Membership!
Forgot your password!
        
 kurdipedia.org 2008 - 2024
 About
 Random item!
 Terms of Use
 Kurdipedia Archivists
 Your feedback
 User Favorites
 Chronology of events
 Activities - Kurdipedia
 Help
New Item
Library
Farzad Kamangar’s Prison Letters
25-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The Age of Political Jihadism: A Study of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Dancing with Saddam: The Strategic Tango of Jordanian-Iraqi Relations
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Neither Remaining Nor Expanding: The Decline of the Islamic State
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally: Cooperation and Complications
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
SECTARIANISM IN SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The PYD’s Separatist Project in the Euphrates Region
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Military and Security Developments in Syria August 2022
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The Iraqi Federation: Origin, Operation and Significance
22-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Iraq’s adolescent democracy
22-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Statistics
Articles 510,213
Images 102,999
Books 18,712
Related files 92,759
Video 1,191
Biography
Abdullah Jalal Fatah
Library
Women and Literature
Library
The Future of the Kurdistan...
Biography
Meral Danış Beştaş
Library
Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally...
The Mullah regime cannot contain the women's revolution
Group: Articles | Articles language: English
Share
Facebook0
Twitter0
Telegram0
LinkedIn0
WhatsApp0
Viber0
SMS0
Facebook Messenger0
E-Mail0
Copy Link0
Ranking item
Excellent
Very good
Average
Poor
Bad
Add to my favorites
Write your comment about this item!
Items history
Metadata
RSS
Search in Google for images related to the selected item!
Search in Google for selected item!
کوردیی ناوەڕاست0
Kurmancî - Kurdîy Serû0
عربي0
فارسی0
Türkçe0
עברית0
Deutsch0
Español0
Française0
Italiano0
Nederlands0
Svenska0
Ελληνική0
Azərbaycanca0
Fins0
Norsk0
Pусский0
Հայերեն0
中国的0
日本人0

The uprising in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan

The uprising in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan
Iran and Eastern Kurdistan are in revolt following the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Tehran. Dr Kamran Matin from Sussex University comments on women's leadership and the situation in Iran.
The uprising in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan following the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini has now been going on for 13 days. On the news portal BIANET, Iran expert Dr Kamran Matin from the University of Sussex in the UK comments on the developments in the region. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the Iranian experience of modernity and revolution. He has been a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex since 2007.
Women's leadership is unprecedented for Iran after revolution
At the moment, we are witnessing an uprising against the Iranian regime's interference in daily life. Did you expect such a development?
Given the various forms of daily repression and oppression in Iran, one would always expect to see popular protests. Indeed, there have always been protests in Iran, most recently in 2019 when 1500 unarmed protesters were killed.
However, the scale, spread and duration of the current protests were unexpected by most people, including me. More importantly, the central and leading role of women in the current protests in post-revolution Iran is unprecedented.
What do you think is the most important issue driving people to the streets in Iran?
Women have been oppressed in Iran since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979. The oppression of women has been legalised by Islamic law, which includes the compulsory headscarf (appropriate dress). The headscarf was forcibly imposed on women throughout Iran. Most women have experienced being harassed, arrested or beaten by the so-called morality police, more specifically the hijab police. The compulsory headscarf thus became a symbol of the extremely anti-democratic character of the Islamic Republic.
Jin, Jiyan, Azadî is a positive, inclusive slogan
What does the slogan Jin, Jiyan, Azadî mean in this context?
The most important point is that, unlike previous protests, this uprising has a clear strategic, positive slogan: Women, Life, Freedom, Jin, Jiyan, Azadî. This slogan originated in the Kurdish movement in Turkey and evolved in the resistance against ISIS in Syria. It uniquely mobilised different social groups to express their anger at three main forms of oppression in the Islamic Republic: gender oppression, socio-economic inequality and political oppression of individuals and national 'minorities' such as the Kurds. The Kurds have played a leading role in the opposition to the Islamic Republic since its foundation in 1979. The reason why the slogan Jin, Jiyan, Azadî appeals to both men and women from all walks of life is because of its inclusive and positive appeal.
What is the purpose of the Irshad Patrol and the Morality Police, and do they receive support among the population in Iran?
The purpose of the Irshad Patrol was to enforce the compulsory headscarf. It was supported by a small minority, either because of their religious conservatism or because of their links to the regime, or both.
Every woman in Iran is political
Do you think the majority of women in Iran are political?
Every woman in Iran is by definition political because the state is strategically based on controlling the female body and behaviour in public spaces. I think women are playing a leading and central role in the current protests.
No one believes the propaganda of the regime
There are accusations by Iranian state officials against foreign powers of being behind the protests. Do people believe this?
No one believes the regime's propaganda on this issue, and the regime's social base, which as I mentioned earlier is a very small minority, seems to be shrinking every day. The protests continue.
The question is how these actions will affect the current Iranian regime. According to reports, the security and police forces are exhausted and unable to contain the protest if it continues.
The police are exhausted
This could then lead to the deployment of more security forces. This is risky, however, as it could lead to divisions within the security forces and even within the regime itself.
Such a decision has to be taken at the highest level, but reports suggest that Supreme Leader Khamenei is seriously ill, which means that the regime could be suffering from a disease of decision-making. There are also reports suggesting that the regime may consider relaxing the headscarf law and restricting or abolishing the Irshad Patrol.
Possible pacification through nuclear agreement
However, the regime refuses to make these changes now because it would admit defeat in the face of protests.
The regime might also decide to agree with the US and the West to revive the Iranian nuclear deal so that Iran gets resources to solve some economic problems. This could improve the economic situation to some extent, allowing those angry about poverty to withdraw from the protests.
The regime cannot contain the energy of the women's revolution
What else would you like to add?
The regime has not yet resorted to its usual maximum use of force to suppress popular protests, as it did during the 2019 protests, in which nearly 1,500 demonstrators were killed.
But even if it succeeds in suppressing the ongoing protests, Iran is unlikely to be able to contain the enormous political energy of the women's revolution for long.[1]
This item has been viewed 1,409 times
HashTag
Sources
[1] Website | کوردیی ناوەڕاست | anfenglishmobile.com
Linked items: 11
Group: Articles
Articles language: English
Publication date: 02-10-2022 (2 Year)
Content category: Violence stories
Content category: Human Right
Content category: Kurdish Issue
Country - Province: Iran
Country - Province: East Kurdistan
Language - Dialect: English
Party: ISIS
Publication Type: Born-digital
Technical Metadata
Item Quality: 99%
99%
Added by ( Hazhar Kamala ) on 02-10-2022
This article has been reviewed and released by ( Hawreh Bakhawan ) on 21-10-2022
This item recently updated by ( Hazhar Kamala ) on: 02-10-2022
URL
This item according to Kurdipedia's Standards is not finalized yet!
This item has been viewed 1,409 times
Attached files - Version
Type Version Editor Name
Photo file 1.0.170 KB 02-10-2022 Hazhar KamalaH.K.

Actual
Biography
Abdullah Jalal Fatah
01-09-2022
Rapar Osman Uzery
Abdullah Jalal Fatah
Library
Women and Literature
04-02-2024
Rapar Osman Uzery
Women and Literature
Library
The Future of the Kurdistan Region after the Defeat of ISIS and the Failure of the 2017 Independence Referendum
08-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
The Future of the Kurdistan Region after the Defeat of ISIS and the Failure of the 2017 Independence Referendum
Biography
Meral Danış Beştaş
12-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Meral Danış Beştaş
Library
Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally: Cooperation and Complications
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally: Cooperation and Complications
New Item
Library
Farzad Kamangar’s Prison Letters
25-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The Age of Political Jihadism: A Study of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Dancing with Saddam: The Strategic Tango of Jordanian-Iraqi Relations
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Neither Remaining Nor Expanding: The Decline of the Islamic State
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally: Cooperation and Complications
24-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
SECTARIANISM IN SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The PYD’s Separatist Project in the Euphrates Region
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Military and Security Developments in Syria August 2022
23-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
The Iraqi Federation: Origin, Operation and Significance
22-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Library
Iraq’s adolescent democracy
22-02-2024
Hazhar Kamala
Statistics
Articles 510,213
Images 102,999
Books 18,712
Related files 92,759
Video 1,191

Kurdipedia.org (2008 - 2024) version: 15.25
| Contact | CSS3 | HTML5

| Page generation time: 0.141 second(s)!