As a European platform focused on science and advocating rights and policies for the promotion of women scientists, EPWS expresses its solidarity towards the Iranian scientific community and especially Iranian women in science working in all fields and disciplines as their freedom, safety and lives are under threat.
As an umbrella association of associations of European women scientists and institutions working for gender equality and the integration of the gender dimension in science and research, EPWS strongly advocates the values underlying European research and European research policy: reciprocal respect, collaboration, and inclusiveness. EPWS holds respect for human rights as universal and condemns any kind of violence towards researchers and scientific institutions in Iran. We stand in solidarity with the courageous students and university staff and support the democratic movement of civil society forces for individual and social freedom in Iran.
European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS, Brussels