Women In Iran Are Wearing White To Protest Mandatory Dress Code

Source: Huffington Post

“My goal is just empowering women and giving them a voice,” said the activist behind the effort.

COURTESY OF MASIH ALINEJAD
Women share their photos and videos with Iranian activist Masih Alinejad, who verifies them before posting on social media.

Women in Iran are sharing photos and videos of themselves wearing white on Wednesdays in symbolic protest to the country’s mandatory dress code.

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the country has enforced laws requiring all women, including tourists, to dress modestly and cover their heads in public.

In May, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad started encouraging women and men in Iran to wear white in solidarity with one another and post photos to social media using the hashtag #WhiteWednesdays.

“My goal is just empowering women and giving them a voice. If the government and the rest of the world hear the voice of these brave women then they have to recognize them,” Alinejad, who currently lives in New York, told Reuters.

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