The emotional and psychological impact on children of the political crisis in Iran is an important and neglected issue, say S Deghati & Linda Herrera.Iran’s months of street-demonstrations that erupted after the disputed presidential election of 12 June 2009 have hit the country’s young people - including children - especially hard. The effects are various, damaging, and in many cases. It is a phenomenon that deserves to be considered as a distinct part of the kaleidoscope of Iran’s collective social experience in these dramatic months.

Civil society, Democracy and Iran, Democracy and government, Democracy and power, International politics, Iran, Politics of protest
ISS Staff Group 4: Rural Development, Environment and Population
Open Democracy: free thinking for the world
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Herrera, L.A, & Deghati, S. (2010). The children of Iran: lives in tumult. Open Democracy: free thinking for the world. Retrieved from