The Statement of Feminist Collectives and Groups on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of “Jin, Jian, Azadî” Revolutionary Movement
Each geography and each period of time defends the liberating goals of “woman, life, freedom” in its own particular way. The actualization of these goals calls for an ever-deepening solidarity and organized promotion of our links towards collective action. It means creating potential for the realization of an alternative perspective in the liberating struggles in Iran, in the Middle East and in the Global South. Liberation is no longer a dream, it is a necessity.
Now on the eve of the anniversary of the murder of Jina, which is but the continuation of femicide politics and systematic misogyny of the Islamic Republic regime, in solidarity with this revolutionary movement, we, a group of feminist collectives outside Iran, call on all those whose aim and ambition is a world free of […]
On this 1st of May 2023, International Workers’ Day, nearly eight months after the murder of Jina (Mahsa) Amini by the Iranian state, we are led by the belief in the possibility of building “a new world of equality” 1 and the revolutionary uprising of those in the margins against the center which continues and […]
The Jina Revolution is life itself that blooms on the fabric of decay and ruin: an uproar at the intersection of gender discriminations, economic and ethnic discrimination, an irreversible rupture, transformation of the voice of protest for change, to change itself.
We invite you to join us in echoing the voices of independent political and feminist activists who have based their resistance on the collective and grassroots unity of feminists inside and outside of Iran rather than the top-down coalition of individuals.
We announce our uprising as an uprising against all backward, despotic and dogmatic misogynistic powers and forces of the Middle East, from the Islamic Republic’s fascist forces to Taliban terrorists.
On November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we come together in the streets with all other freedom fighters to be a united voice of resistance to all forms of gender-based violence and all forms of oppression. Our solidarity will bring “No one is free until we are all free” into reality.
We believe in the connection between histories of feminist struggles. We know the struggle didn’t begin today, and we are standing on the shoulders of many big and small movements of the past.
These short texts are narrating the story of some of the women who were killed by the Islamic Republic.
Hundreds of feminist activists and researchers from different parts of the world participated in this conference. On the right side of the main hall of the conference hung a large picture of Jina Amini, and on the other side, a picture of Nagihan Akarsel, a Kurdish feminist who was murdered in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.