Iran Protest on International Women’s Day – March 8 / Esfand 17

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate and women’s rights advocate, has called on people to demonstrate on Tuesday March 8, Esfand 17th, which is the International Women’s Day. In her message she states “March 8th 2011 (the International Women’s Day) is a special day. On this day, besides the equal rights of women, the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people will also be demanded. We, as women though, should be vigilant, ensuring that in the midst of political upheaval and political developments, we do not forget about our long time demand for ‘equal rights.’ On this day, shoulder to shoulder with our brothers, we will come to the streets to support the popular and broad democratic demands, because achieving ‘equal rights’ is possible only if voiced in a democratic system. But, we must not allow anyone to disregard our demands under the auspices of preventing crisis or avoiding divisiveness.”

32 years ago the Islamic regime took the rights of women away from the moment it forced women to wear the scarf. Now Iranian women have most of their basic human rights taken away including:

* The right to divorce
* The right to travel without the permission of a male guardian
* Their testimony counts half of that of a man in court
* Women can be stoned to death for adultery
* Temporary marriage or *sigheh* that is a legal form of prostitution

And the list goes on. There is a Facebook page dedicated to the women’s day march in Iran. Please join to show your support for women’s equality in Iran.

It is now the obligation of every Iranian woman to understand and demand their equal rights.

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The picture on the main page was found on Protect the Human website.

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