This month Iranians mark the anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution, which more than a century ago became the first movement in Asia to seek a modern social and political order centred around justice and the rule of law, inspired by a young generation engaging with the new ideologies of the modern era. A century later, the young and the educated in Iran are struggling for similar ideals while facing a new set of obstacles.
Edited by Tahirih Danesh and Roya Kashefi, the latest issue of Iran Human Rights Review, concentrates on challenges faced by young people living in the Iran of today. The issue identifies some of the government-imposed human rights abuses, threats and challenges to the progress of young Iranians, in particular young Iranian women, as well as possible solutions. Prefaced by Barbara Lochbihler MEP, this issue includes contributions by Mehr Emadi, Hossein Ladjevardi, Saeed Paivandi, Open Doors Advocacy UK, Nasser Boladai, Azadeh Pourzand, Neda, Mohammad Mostafaei, Saghi Ghahraman, Bronwen Robertson, Somi Arian, Azadeh Davachi and a number of activists based in Iran.