Centre for Women's Studies
Posted on 27 October 2022
The masters students felt that it was important that we act practically to support the protests happening in Iran over women's rights and against authoritarianism. We felt that what support we gave would have to be organised quickly, and so decided that the best way we could act was by finding a way to bring the issue to the attention of the University of York student body. As a group we organised the creation of a QR code that students could scan and be taken to a linktree that gave students access to links to donate, the talk by Dr Zahra Tizro and a kuduboard with information on what was happening in Iran. The best way, we felt, to spread this information as widely as possible, was not for us to share this on our social media, as we felt that this didn't do as much to inform people who had no idea what was happening. Instead, we established a physical presence on campus in a busy area and approached students to talk to them about the protests and offer them the QR code to scan that would lead them to more information. Working in shifts, we spent seven hours doing this and approached around 400 students. Whilst we know that this number may seem small, we can only hope that we reached students who would have otherwise been unaware of the issue and are now standing alongside us in solidarity with the women of Iran.