Fighting for Freedom in Iran
Expert Panel to Discuss Iranian Women Who Demand Freedom
while Western Politicians, Feminists, and Media Ignore their Plight
Mahsa Amini, 22, was beaten to death last month in Iran while in the custody of the “morality” police for wearing an improper head covering. She was killed for having too much hair showing from under her scarf.
Amini’s death sparked mass anti-government protests, the largest since 2009, led mostly by young women in more than 100 cities and towns and even at Evin Prison, the notorious torture chamber for political dissidents, allegedly set on fire last week by protestors within its walls.
After 43 years of brutal oppression the people of Iran say, “Enough is enough!” Chanting “Death to Khomeini,” these brave women–and the men standing with them–demand an end to the Islamic regime in power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“This is a moment of incredible courage on the part of Iran’s young women,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director for Save the Persecuted Christians. “One would think women everywhere would take up their cause to stand with them in solidarity. Instead, politicians, the media, and Western feminists have mostly ignored the protests.”
This STPC webinar examines the protests, the women of Iran, religious oppression, and the world’s anemic response with a panel of human rights activists and experts.
- Frank Gaffney, President & CEO, Save the Persecuted Christians
- Lela Gilbert, Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom and Coalitions Coordinator at Family Research Council (FRC), Co-Author, with Gen. Jerry Boykin and Arielle Del Turco: Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution (2022) and Author, Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World, 2nd Edition (2021).– Topic: Iran’s women and 300 Iranian Christians Declare Opposition to the Islamic Republic’s Abusive Regime
- Charmaine Hedding, President, The Shai Fund (ShaiFund) – Topic:
- Juliana Taimoorazy, President, Iraqi Christian Relief Council (ICRC), Nobel Peace Prize Nominee – Topic:
- Lauren Homer, President, Homer International Law, and Law & Liberty International (Hill.US.com)– Topic: Iran Needs a Secular Inclusive Government
- Faith McDonnell, Director of Advocacy, Katartismos Global; Co-Leader: Anglican Persecuted Church Network and the Global Anglican Fellowship Suffering Church Network; columnist/blogger, for the PATHEOS Evangelical Channel, and co-author “Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children,” 2007 Chosen Books – Topic: Generations of Courage and Faith in Iran