On September 16, 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, died in Tehran, Iran, due to Gasht-e-Ershad (Islamic Militia, Iran’s morality police) brutality. She was arrested by the Gasht-e-Ershad supposedly because she was not wearing her hijab, or head scarf, properly, (with too much “immodest” hair exposed). She was then transferred to the custody of the Moral Security agency. Her brother, Kiaresh Amini, who had been with her when she was arrested, was told she would be taken to the detention center to an undergo a “briefing class” and released in an hour. In fact, she was taken to Kasra Hospital by ambulance. She was in a coma for two days and died in the intensive care unit.
To support Iranian women, the international organization Poster for Tomorrow has created the platform We Stand with Iranians to receive all posters made by designers across the world for this cause. By hosting them on their database, they hope the posters will get increased visibility and form a resource that people going to demonstrations around the world can use to show their solidarity with Iranians. #WomanLifeFreedom