This year on the 8th March, International Women’s Day

This year on the 8th March, International Women’s Day

we are the voice of  women’s rights activists who are currently jailed in Iran

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 Over the past four decades, hundreds of thousands of women have been assaulted, imprisoned, tortured and some being raped and executed by the government in Iran for defying the Islamic regime’s laws and policies. During the 1980s, hundreds of women’s rights activists were executed.

Misogynist policies and violence against women are legal within the Iranian constitution and penal code. These laws are continuously enforced by the Islamic regime’s state police.

The Islamic regime in Iran, including Rouhani’s regime, continues to deny basic human rights to women wherever possible. Women are banned from watching men’s sports in stadiums and several women have been previously arrested just for attempting to enter a stadium. Ghonche Ghavami, was one of these women. She was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison in 2014. The regime attacks women’s rights activists, including journalists and writers who attempt to publicise the continued deprivation of women’s rights in Iran. Golrokh Ebrahimi was recently sentenced to 6 years in prison for writing a story about stoning, a story that was never published and only found by security forces when they raided her home. The women’s rights activists are endlessly threatened and harassed by the authorities in Iran.

Tens of female political and civil rights activists are currently suffering in prison, some of them along with their young children, without their stories being heard.

Despite the systemic and legalised women’s rights violations by the Islamic government over the past four decades, there has not been any significant attention or action by the international community. This lack of international support for women’s rights calls for all of us to take action. The intergovernmental organisations and agencies are not recognising the violation of women’s rights and the crimes committed by the Islamic regime in Iran. They are sadly more concerned with economic prosperity than advocating for human rights in Iran. We must pressure these governments to acknowledge and act on the atrocities committed against Iranian women. We have to build International solidarity in support of women’s equality in Iran.

We must work together to demand the release of jailed women’s rights activists in Iran. Join us on the International Women’s Day and be their voice.

How you can help:

We ask you to be the voice of jailed women’s rights activists and demand their release by sending a letter to the authorities in Iran.

[SAMPLE LETTER]

[ On the International Women’s Day, I/we demand the unconditional and immediate release of all jailed women’s rights activists in Iran.]

You can send your letter to:

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, 2 Azizi Street intersection
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Email:  info@dadiran.ir

Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Email: iran@un.int

If you sending message via Twitter please use #IranWomenRights and you can send it also to the following Twitter addresses:

@eu_eeas @UNGeneva @UNrightswire @Rouhani_ir @khamenei_ir

Campaign o Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

For more information please contact:

Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson for CFPPI

+44(0) 7572356661 , shiva.mahbobi@gmail.com

 

 

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About shivamahbobi

Women's rights activist and spokesperson for ​ Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI), former political prisoner ,TV producer and presenter

Posted on March 7, 2017, in English, Political Prisoners - زندانيان سياسى, Women's Rights - زنان. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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