It was the news about the 24 year old Yasaman Aryani, who got sentenced to 10 years in prison for handing out roses in Teheran without a hijab, that got the artist from Odense to launch a new art event.
Galschiøt have created a unique rose in copper and launched an art event with the aim to send thousands of digital roses to Yasaman. And therefore we need your help!
A Rose for Yasaman
The unique 60 cm high rose is made of copper, bronze and steel, and is named after Yasaman. It is possible to bid on the rose on Lauritz.com and all income goes to the Amnesty International’s work for women’s rights in Iran.
Find Galchiøt’s rose on lauritz.comhere
Send an digital rose to Yasaman
“Yasaman got 10 years in prison for handing out flowers in Teheran last year on International Women’s Day, therefore, she deserves to receive thousands of roses on the 8th of March this year”, Jens Galschiøt explains.
Click on the below link and send a digital rose to Yasaman. The e-mail will be send to all Iranian embassies in Europe and therefore also support the international pressure on the Iranian dictatorship to release her.
This is how you do it:
- Click on this link : Send a Rose to Yasaman
- Insert a rose-emoji or a attach a picture of a rose
- Press “send”
If you have any problem with the link or e-mail, click here
Support women's rights in Iran
“It is an example of the darkest side of fundamentalism, when you use religion, in this case Islam, to suppress women! Regardless if it happens in the name of Islam, Christianity or Buddhism”, Jens Galschiøt says, and encourages everybody to show their support to women’s fight for freedom in Iran.
Read more about Yasaman, Iranian women’s fight for basic rights and the art event here