Statement on Iran Protests4 Oct 2022
The IGDA & IGDA Foundation are deeply saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini and we condemn the censorship and suppression of protesters voicing opposition to Iran’s regime that perpetuates gender, economic, and social inequities.
We believe freedom of expression, bodily autonomy, and dignity are fundamental human rights. For game developers–and all people–to thrive in their work and life, they must be able to express themselves free from systemic oppression and discriminatory practices sustaining inequality.
As global organizations dedicated to supporting diverse representation across the games industry, we express our solidarity with those advocating for a more equitable and just life in Iran.
Women, Life, Freedom.
Articles describing the situation
- Foreign Policy
- Nationwide Protests in Iran Continue
- New York Times
- Al Jazeera
- NCR Iran
- Human Rights Watch
How to Help
- Donate to charitable organizations to support protesters’ rights
- Share information on social media
- Counter misinformation campaigns
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. Our mission is to support and empower game developers around the world in achieving fulfilling and sustainable careers.
About IGDA Foundation
The IGDA Foundation (IGDAF) advances a diverse workforce and ecosystem for the video game industry to better reflect the millions of passionate players enjoying video games worldwide.
To find out more about the IGDA and IGDA Foundation visit: https://igda.org and http://igdafoundation.org.
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