A group of rapporteurs from the United Nations evaluated the bill promoted by the regime of Iran what are you looking for Expand punishments against women and girls who do not wear the mandatory headscarf in public spaces and described it as “gender apartheid”.
The signatories denounced that the Bill to Support the Family by Promoting the Culture of Chastity and the Hijab “violates fundamental rightsincluding those of participation in cultural life, the prohibition of gender discrimination, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful protest, the right to access social, educational and health services, and freedom of movement”.
These “harsh punishments for women and girls for not complying,” they continued, “could lead to a violent application (of the measure)” and show that “the authorities seem to be governing through a systematic discrimination with the intention of achieving total submission” of this sector of society.
In this sense, they emphasized that “culture is formed and evolves with the participation of all” and that the power of institutions to deny public services and opportunities to those who do not abide by the law are a sample of the archaic regime mentality which, to this day, he considers as “disturbance of the peace” the absence of the hijab and links it to “nudity, lack of chastity and acts against public decency”.
On the other hand, the signatories warned that this hardening of the punishments will disproportionately affect economically marginalized women who, by themselves, are deprived of a series of basic, social and economic rights.
“Weaponizing public morality to deny women and girls their freedom of expression is disempowering and will reinforce and expand gender discrimination and marginalization.with broader negative consequences for children and society as a whole,” they concluded.
For all these reasons, the experts asked the authorities of the Persian regime to reconsider the legislation on the obligatory nature of the hijab, in line with Humanitarian Law, and to guarantee its full compliance in the country.
Iran was involved in a strong controversy on September 16 when the young Kurdish Mahsa Amini She died in the hands of the Morale police, who arrested her and punished her for wearing the obligatory veil incorrectly.
Since then, thousands of activists, celebrities, organizations and officials from around the world have called for an end to these misogynistic laws that are out of step with the times.
However, the Persian regime has refused to give rise to these voices and, on the contrary, has redoubled the bet. In July, a new system of punishments came into force along with a redeployment of police officers who even closed 150 businesses that accepted the entry of women without the veil.
Even on the eve of the young woman’s first anniversary, the regime intensified its repression of activists and dissidents to prevent the riots last year, which lasted for months.
(With information from Europa Press)