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Soraya Rodríguez on the situation of women and girls in Iran

The MEP has urged the international community to provide emergency visas and integration opportunities, and to support a genuine democratic transition in Iran.

Soraya Rodriguez MEP has exposed the alarming situation faced by women and girls in Iran. Rodriguez pointed out that the country holds the sad record of having the highest number of executions, tortures and murders of women in the world, describing these facts as an unimaginable horror.

The politician has mentioned a particularly alarming situation faced by women and girls in Iran. Rodriguez pointed out that the country holds the sad record of having the highest number of executions, torture and murder of women in the world, describing these facts as an unimaginable horror.

The politician has mentioned one particularly shocking event: an unprecedented attack targeting girls and students, which involved mass poisoning. Shockingly, Iran’s health minister has admitted that a mild poison was used in this heinous act. Given the lack of confidence in the country’s internal investigations, Rodriguez has highlighted the imperative need for an international investigation.

In addition to condemning these acts, Rodriguez urged the international community to move from words to forceful action. In this regard, she stressed the importance of providing emergency visas and more integration opportunities in Europe for Iranian women seeking a safe refuge. She also called for the establishment of support mechanisms to facilitate contact between the women of the Iranian diaspora, who number more than four million, and those who are resisting inside the country.

The Ciudadanos representative dismissed the autocratic regime’s claim that they alone can prevent chaos in Iran, and emphasized the need for a true democratic transition. Afghan women have created a symbol of struggle that has transcended borders, representing life and freedom. Now is the time for the international community to support Iranian women with concrete actions in their quest for a life of dignity and fundamental rights.

Mujeres al Frente

Mujeres al frente es un espacio de reflexión dirigido por la política y abogada española Soraya Rodríguez Ramos. Desde 2019, es diputada del Parlamento Europeo en la delegación del partido Ciudadanos. Desde su escaño de eurodiputada, desarrolla un intenso trabajo como Portavoz de Derechos Humanos del grupo Renew Europe, así como por la defensa de la igualdad y derechos de las mujeres como titular de la Comisión de Igualdad, y miembro de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, por su compromiso con el cuidado del planeta y la justicia climática.