Iran (MNN) — Global leaders will vote tomorrow on ousting Iran from the United Nations’ top women’s rights body. Although it consistently has one of the lowest gender equality scores globally, Iran started its four-year term on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March.
Meanwhile, protests continue in the streets of Iran despite the regime’s increasing crackdown. On Monday, the government publicly executed the second protestor in five days. According to BBC News, 23-year-old Majidreza Rahnavard was put to death 23 days after his arrest.
“The riots we’re seeing inside of Iran have so much tenacity because it’s about a human rights issue,” Reza* with Global Catalytic Ministries says.
“Everyone in the country has a sister, a mother, a daughter affected by this.”
The movement quickly gained international support after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death in September. TIME Magazine readers chose women protesters in Iran as Person of the Year and Heroes of the Year earlier this month.
“This is unique, what TIME did. If I remember correctly, Iran has a slight tilt in population; there are more women than men,” Reza says.
“Over 40 million people are affected by this right now.”
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Pray the Lord will use Iran’s chaos to introduce many people to Christ. “Iran is super volatile right now; we’ve never seen Iran like this ever,” Reza says.
“The government is very much [aware] that they’re losing power. Now, where’s it going to lead, or what’s going to happen? Honestly, only God knows.”
Header and story images courtesy of Global Catalytic Ministries.