Last month, the captain of the Iranian women’s football team, Niloofar Ardalan, was banned from traveling to the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship because her husband refused to let her leave the country.
Iranian marriage contracts allow husbands to determine aspects of their wives’ lives, such as whether they can travel abroad, where they work, and where they live.
In response to this, women’s rights page My Stealthy Freedom posted a message challenging men to publicly return their wives’ right to travel freely.
Iranian men following MySteathyFreedom page can also contribute to our ongoing campaign. You can simply film yourselves or send your photos in which you state that you support your wife’s right to travel freely without necessarily needing your consent.
So, now, it is men’s turn. We would like you to say the following: “I, as a man, will restore my wife’s right to travel back to her.”
Creator of the page Masih Alinejad has been curating photos sent to her and others posted with the hashtag #ItsMensTurn.