After massive criticism: Annalena Baerbock takes a stand on the struggle of the Iranian women

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) speaks at the Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy event at the Federal Foreign Office.Image: IMAGO / photothek

Navid Moshgbar

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) had already focused on feminist foreign policy before she took office work placed. If it Women the world is bad, they have fewer rights or they around her life have to fear, then everyone in the world is badly off, is her motto.

After the death of the Iranian Kurd Mahsa Amini, demonstrations and general strikes against the regime broke out in many parts of Iran.

Massive criticism of Annalena Baerbock’s silence

Iranian women in particular protested against unequal treatment and against the actions of the so-called moral police. Amini arrested her because her headscarf didn’t fit properly and a few strands of hair were visible.

in the Internet Some politicians showed solidarity with the demonstrators in the Iran. But in this context there was massive criticism of Annalena Baerbock.

She had not commented on the protests in Iran for a long time. FDP General Secretary Bijan Djir-Sarai pointed out his criticism Twitter on. He wrote that feminist foreign policy is needed. And: “Disappointing that even countries with so-called feminist foreign policies ignore these horrific crimes against women.”

But now Baerbock is showing solidarity with the protests. at Instagram she posted a picture showing women without headscarves from behind.

Baerbock writes that she is repeatedly asked what feminist foreign policy means.

She elaborates:

“The death of Mahsa Amini shows that in a terribly tragic way. If women are not safe, no one is safe in a society. The women who are now taking to the streets in Iran are demanding the freedom to express themselves – and without having to fear for her life.”

The women have to be heard because they demand rights that everyone people are entitled to. “Nothing but their inalienable human rights.” This message must finally reach all those responsible.

On the Twitter platform, she shared a post from her party friend Luise Amtsberg, who is the federal government’s human rights commissioner. Amtsberg called for clarification of the circumstances of Mahsa Amini’s death and expressed their sorrow of family and relatives of the victim.

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