Statement of support for women (and their allies) in Iran

News - 14 October 2022

The women’s network of scientists at TU Delft (DEWIS) stands in solidarity with the Iranian women and their allies who are fighting for fundamental human rights and freedom for women. We condemn the violent attacks on citizens and students during the protests that followed the in-custody death of Mahsa Amini. 

To all Iranians at TU Delft, we acknowledge this is a very distressing time for you, with deep concerns for your family and friends in Iran, the struggle of limited communication and the impossibility to focus and function well in your daily life. 

Faculty and staff at TU Delft struggling to cope can contact the supervisor, the Confidential Advisors or the University Social Worker. Students can access confidential wellbeing resource, including crisis, grief, and trauma counselling. More info can be found on the well being and study page.

DEWIS will be organizing a Virtual Coffee on 9 November 12.30 -13.30 for all who want to voice their concerns, express their opinions, and offer their perspectives on the situation in Iran in general and the situation of women in particular.

You can join the zoom meeting via this link

The "Women, Life, Freedom" movement is linked to different struggles by Iranian citizens, all connected to basic human rights. DEWIS stands in solidarity with all women’s rights and freedom of expression. 

Read the statement of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN)