Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Karen Bass Elected Los Angeles’ First Female Mayor, Congress Passes Bill Overriding Her NDA Containing Sexual Misconduct, Activists Call for Iran’s Removal from UN Commission on the Status of Women .
– Ask for deletion. Protests have exploded across Iran in the past two months following the death of 22-year-old Mercer Amini in police custody. Over 348 protesters were killed and over 15,000 arrested. Many of those arrested are awaiting trial and may even face lengthy prison terms or execution.
Iran has dealt with repeated protests since December 2017, but the current protests mark a significant shift.
Gissou Nia, a human rights attorney at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., told Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices at Fortune. MPW Next Gen Summit on Wednesday. “In previous protests, they would eventually fade away, state security forces would come, kill hundreds, if not thousands, and the protests would be over.” Today’s protests are over. No, she said. Iranians are swarming the streets, refusing to go home despite the incredible risk.
Activists have set their sights on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a global governing body dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, to remove Iran from its group. The country joined CSW in March and is influencing women’s policy decisions around the world.
“The Islamic Republic has used its institutions and platforms to shape norms from within. Their position is that women only have a place at home and we should stay at home. “It may sound a little strange to us, but the world is saying, ‘Yeah, we see the truth in that.’
It is the first time a country has been removed from a UN committee. No member has been expelled from any of his eight committees of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). However, several prominent women are calling for Iran’s removal. Among them are US Vice President Kamala Harris, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
I don’t know if or when the UN will remove Iran from the CSW. More than half of the ECOSOC’s 54 member states must agree to remove the country. Nia said she and other Iranian activists had met with her ECOSOC President Latchezara Stoeva, but it would ultimately be up to member states to move forward with the proposal.
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– LA history. On Wednesday, Karen Bass was elected Los Angeles’ first female and second black mayor, defeating billionaire real estate developer and former Republican Rick Caruso. new york times
– No more silence. The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a Speak Out Act that voids NDAs involving sexual misconduct. President Joe Biden plans to sign the bill into law. personnel dive
– Seek justice. Hundreds of women will be able to sue New York state for sexually assaulting prison guards, with legislation coming into force soon to allow for decades of sexual abuse accusations. new york times
– Letter of recommendation. Elizabeth Holmes’ sentencing is scheduled for Friday. Her legal team has asked the Theranos founder to serve an 18-month sentence, with leniency from the likes of Senator Cory Booker and venture capitalist Timothy Draper. We have submitted over 150 letters requesting Prosecutors demand 15 years in prison. business insider
Movers and shakers: Serious President and COO Lisa Edwards Appointed Executive Chair of the Diligent Institute.programmatic media partner Miku hired Kristen Stokes As Global President of Talent & Operations.
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– Respect for marriage. The Senate on Wednesday voted to honor the Marriage Act, a bill intended to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in the bill was submitted to the House of Representatives. new york times
– no more politics. Ivanka Trump announced Tuesday night that she will not be participating in her father’s 2024 presidential campaign, writing that she “has no plans to get involved in politics” and will instead endorse the former president “outside the political arena.” . Intellicer
– priority of work. Tuesday wasn’t a very productive workday for Swift. Thousands of Taylor Swift fans rescheduled meetings and called for time to buy advance tickets for the much-anticipated singer’s upcoming tour. bloomberg
– White House wedding. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host their granddaughter’s wedding at the White House this Saturday. . wall street journal
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