We spoke to Ryma Sheermohammadi about what is happening in Iran afterwards the death of Mahsa Amini; about the solidarity of the population in different parts of the world; about the slow response of Western governments… but also about the hope in the process that has been opened up by the defence of equal rights for women by broad sectors of the population.

Women and young people started the protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini. Days afterwards they were joined by men, different sectors and generations… and today the demonstrations have spread across the country.

The regime’s response has been swift and the deaths, arrests and torture continue unabated. But for many – such as Ryma Sheermohammadi – a hopeful process has opened up as broad sectors of Iranian society have become involved in the defence of equal rights for women. And the defining slogan is “Women, Life and Freedom”.