It has been one year since the historic uprising of 2022 shook Iran to its core. What started as women bravely protesting oppressive hijab laws quickly grew into a nationwide call for freedom and democracy.

While the regime brutally cracked down on protests, killing hundreds, the spirit of the uprising could not be extinguished.

Today, the flames of revolution continue to burn brighter than ever within Iranian society. Fueled by worsening economic conditions, rampant corruption, and human rights abuses, the Iranian people’s desire for democratic change has only intensified over the past year.

Their vision remains clear—to overcome four decades of dictatorship and establish a democratic republic.

The conditions that sparked the 2022 protests have deteriorated significantly. Runaway inflation has pushed the price of basic goods like food and medicine out of reach for many Iranians.

The economy is in freefall due to mismanagement and sanctions over the regime’s rogue behavior. Meanwhile, the ruling clerics live lavishly, flaunting their wealth as ordinary people struggle to survive.

The combination of financial hardship and political repression has created a powder keg of unrest. Protests continue to erupt regularly across the country as anger towards the regime mounts.

Especially active are Iranian youth, who make up the majority of the population and have only known life under the oppressive clerical rule. They demand freedom and opportunities that have been denied to them.

Nowhere is this discontent stronger than among Iranian women, who have emerged as leaders of the democratic movement.

Beyond hijab laws, they are fighting for their basic rights and dignity in the face of sexism that is deeply ingrained in the misogynistic system. Their courage in defiance of the morality police is an inspiration for all seeking change.

The resistance also maintains an organized opposition force within Iran’s borders, centered around a network of Resistance Units that coordinate protests and undermine the regime from within.

This infrastructure has expanded its reach and capabilities in the past year, as demonstrated by coordinated attacks on security targets. They are paving the way for revolution through their growing strength and operations.

Internationally, support for Iran’s democratic movement has swelled dramatically. Over 120 world leaders and thousands of parliamentarians have endorsed the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi as the democratic alternative to the current regime.

Even within the halls of power in Europe, attitudes are shifting away from appeasement as the true nature of the clerical rule becomes clear.

As the anniversary of the uprising approaches, signs indicate another major uprising could be on the horizon. The regime is terrified of renewed unrest, preemptively cracking down on dissent and ramping up internet restrictions.

The regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has even taken the unprecedented step of blaming his own government’s failures for fueling public anger.

Their desperation stems from understanding that the tide has turned decisively against four decades of tyranny. The Iranian people have rejected both the monarchy of the past and the despotic clerical rule of today.

They will accept nothing less than a fully democratic republic based on principles of gender equality, political pluralism, and human rights. This vision is championed by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and President-elect Maryam Rajavi.

One year after the uprising first lit the fire, Iran’s democratic revolution marches on with renewed momentum. As economic malaise worsens social tensions to breaking point, the potential for mass uprising grows.

The regime recognizes its days are numbered as resistance both within and outside the country mounts. International support now flows strongly towards a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.

The quest for freedom, justice, and women’s rights that captured the world’s attention will be brought to fruition. A bright future of democracy beckons.