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Iran furthers segregation, announcing women only ambulances



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The segregation and alienation of women in Iran is growing; most recently, Iran’s head of the Emergency Department has announced there will be women-only ambulances. The decision by Jafar Miaadfar, the Islamic Republic’s Head of the Emergency Department, has increased concern for women’s health and safety in the regime.

The new special ambulances for women only, will still have male drivers, but technicians will only be women. Miaadfar noted that the measure was approved by the Supreme Council of Health in a session with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. The plan was implemented in several cities and will become operational throughout major metropolitan areas, reports Foreign Desk News.

Ambulance discrimination is the latest of new measures to segregate men and women following the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini at the hands of the Islamic morality police and the protests that resulted in the aftermath.

“Despite the protests cooling off in Iran, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have doubled down on enacting repressive policies and consequences against young Iranian women” adds Foreign Desk News.

“In April, the regime tried to reimpose strict dress codes, sending thousands of text messages to remind business owners and drivers of the crackdown on women not wearing hijabs.”

Nahid Khodakarmi, the former head of the Health Committee of Tehran City Council, warned that the regime’s newest plan to separate by gender in the emergency room is “harmful, time-consuming, and costly.” She added that such actions risk women’s access to emergency healthcare.

“Emergency services are not segregated by gender anywhere in the world,” Khodakarmi said on Monday.

“I don’t know the reason behind emphasizing gender segregation in different areas of the healthcare system gender segregation in the general sense is not possible in the emergency room,” she said.


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Mental health crisis spikes among Afghan women after Taliban regained control two years ago



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The women of Afghanistan are suffering a mental health crisis since the Taliban regained power two years ago. According to a joint report from three U.N. agencies released Tuesday, approximately 70% of women experience feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression.

The numbers continue to rise, as there has already been a significant jump between April and June of this year alone, with an increase from 57%  the preceding quarter.

The report, conducted by U.N. Women, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, interviewed women online, in-person and in group consultations as well as individual telesurveys.

592 Afghan women in 22 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces took part in the study. The Associated Press reports:

They have barred women from most areas of public life and work and banned girls from going to school beyond the sixth grade. They have prohibited Afghan women from working at local and non-governmental organizations. The ban was extended to employees of the United Nations in April.

Opportunities to study continued to shrink as community-based education by international organizations was banned and home-based schooling initiatives were regularly shut down by the de facto authorities — a term use by the U.N. for the Taliban government.

Afghanistan is the only country in the world with restrictions on female education and the rights of Afghan women and children are on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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