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Standing in solidarity with Iranian American colleagues and those advocating for human rights

At Duke Health, we mourn the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iranian authorities, and we stand in solidarity with all those speaking out against the continuing harassment and repression of women. This event has led to demonstrations in over 150 cities throughout the world in support of women and human rights. People in Iran are now facing escalating violence and censorship, including the reported arrests of university students and academics during peaceful protests. At Duke Today, you can learn more about the humanitarian crisis in Iran from three Duke scholars who shared their perspectives on the current situation and the hope for positive change.

This unfolding situation is especially challenging for our colleagues and community members with personal ties to Iran. The Personal Assistance Service offers help through short-term counseling and referrals free of charge to Duke faculty, staff, and their immediate family members. DukeReach provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of well-being. The Counseling and Psychological Services is a service for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that provides short-term individual and group counseling. The Duke International Student Center offers international students timely support during moments of uncertainty in their home region.

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