Statement on DEI Domain Amendment Vote Announcement
Hello again DEI members
Thank you for taking the time to vote on the amendment to our new domain statement. I am pleased to report that 464 members (25%) voted, with 436 members (94%) voted in favor of the amendment. The approved amendment takes effect immediately. The updated domain statement is now posted on our division domain page. We look forward to submissions under our new division name and domain statement.
DEI Division Chair
Statement on the Dobbs Decision from the DEI Division Leadership
The Dobbs decision (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization) is sending ripples through the political, social, and cultural domains in the United States and beyond. We express solidarity with those voicing concerns about the implications of the Dobbs decision for women's rights.
Topics in our research domain are relevant for informing dialogue and public policy. We urge the DEI community to apply our expertise to support an evidence-based dialogue. More specifically, we encourage consideration of future research borne out of this situation that may support women's rights for health, safety, wellbeing, and careers.
While we recognize a diversity of perspectives on this sensitive issue, we reaffirm the importance of respecting individual decisions, ensuring equity, and protecting fundamental human rights.
- From the DEI division executive leadership team
Statement on the Iran Movement from the DEI Division Leadership
In light of the recent protests for women’s rights in Iran, we stand with the women and girls, who have risen to reclaim their basic human rights and put an end to 44 years of oppression by the Iranian government. The death of #MahsaAmini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested and fatally beaten by the “morality police” (Guidance Patrols) on September 16, 2022, has triggered unprecedented nation-wide protests with the chant of “women, life, freedom.” The Iranian regime has brutally cracked down on these protests, leading to countless people dead, including many children.
Many of us at DEI have devoted our careers to creating a more just world and advancing marginalized voices. Events like these are unfortunate reminders that our work is far from being done. We support the rights of women in Iran to freedom in the workplace and in society. We express our solidarity with the Iranian people and members of our community who have ties with Iran.
- Initiated by Golshan Javadian (Morgan State University) and supported by the DEI division executive leadership team