Arastoo Dabiri is an Iranian-German author, born in Iran. He earned a master's degree in dramatic literature in Iran and spent ten years working for Iran's national television and radio (IRIB). He created documentaries, most of them on social issues. Then he moved to Germany. He worked as a cameraman in Hamburg and had an online radio program in Farsi. He organized cultural, and social activities, such as film reviews, discussions, and dramatic readings. He published four books in Germany.
On September 16, 2022, a new movement began in Iran. It shows the potential to be a serious uprising. The death of an Iranian woman in the street in Tehran, the capital of Iran, due to being beaten by morality police because she was wearing an unappropriated hijab sparked the uprising. Her death was a result of wearing an “inappropriate” hijab. This was an excuse that turned on people’s anger not only because of hijab but also because there are many other combinations of causes to bring out people for protest. This movement was started because people were dissatisfied with how the government managed the whole system and the use of pressure to control people, especially women, in different aspects of their lives. The slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom,” which has been used in all of the demonstrations that have taken place both inside and outside of Iran, shows what the Iranian people exact need, woman’s rights, the ability to provide at least essential living requirements, and the possibility to talk against dissatisfactions. Now “Woman, Life, Freedom” has become a movement.
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Dabiri, Arastoo (2023) ""Woman, Life, Freedom": A Movement in Progress in Iran," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 5. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2023.08.01.05