Iranian Resistance: Khamenei's remarks on women reveal misogynist nature of the regime

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Paris – International conference on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Maryam Rajavi at International Women's Day conference in Paris. March 1, 2014

Maryam Rajavi:If the regime were to abandon misogyny the ruling theocracy would collapse. Thus, neither Khatami nor Rouhani, who launched a charm offensive of reform and moderation, do not get close to easing the oppression and subjugation of women

Mullahs have turned Iran into the epicenter of fundamentalism, but the people and their resistance have turned it into the epicenter for the ideal of equality and liberation from fundamentalism and ultimately, women will overcome the religious dictatorship in Iran

NCRI - On Saturday, March 1, participants in an international conference in Paris on the occasion of the International Women’s Day warned of the role of the Iranian regime in spreading the Islamic fundamentalism throughout the region and the globe.

The conference was held at the presence of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, and a great number of prominent political, social and art figures, as well as human rights and women’s rights activists from five continents and delegations representing dozens of Iranian women’s associations and organizations throughout Europe and the United States.

The speakers underscored that misogyny is one of the principal and unchangeable aspects of the religious fascism ruling Iran that has only worsened in three decades. During the Presidency of Mullah Rouhani, the misogyny of the regime remains unchanged. They added that women are twofold the victims of the illusion of moderation in a regime that misogyny is intertwined with its mindset and practice.

Speakers underlined that this regime is the central banker of terrorism and fundamentalism in today’s world threatening the global security and peace. They added that confronting this threat demands a firm policy not just in the nuclear negotiations, but also in face of savage and systematic misogyny and the barbaric violation of human rights in Iran, as well as against destructive warmongering that has drenched the region in blood.

In this conference that was inaugurated by Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the speakers stressed: In the very volatile situation surrounding the Islamic countries, women’s rights has been one of the main challenges that is always threatened and aggressed against. Therefore, support for the broad front against fundamentalism where the movement of the Iranian Resistance led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi plays a decisive role is a historical exigency both for the equality movement and for securing global peace and security. Women are the principal force and dynamism in this front.

Addressing the conference Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said: Indeed, the ideal of equality is alive, but not just because of depravations, humiliations and oppression. Because a generation of women has arisen to overthrow dictatorships in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq; women who are intent on toppling the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.

She told the audience: Indeed, rest assured that ultimately, these oppressed women will overthrow the ruling theocracy in Iran.

President-elect of the Resistance explained the role of the clerical regime as the epicenter of fundamentalism and stated that the ruling theocracy in Iran is responsible for the massacre of 140,000 innocent people of Syria. Similarly, the bombing and the massacre of Iraq's defenseless citizens are commanded by the Quds Force and carried out by Iraqi forces. There is hardly any country in the Middle East and in the Islamic World that has been spared the Iranian regime’s provocations and terrorism.

Maryam Rajavi added: Despite the fact that the mullahs have turned Iran into the epicenter of fundamentalism, owing to the Iranian people’s history of struggle and culture, and by relying on five decades of perseverance of the People’s Mojahedin, Iran is the epicenter of liberation from fundamentalism and, at the same time, the epicenter of women’s emancipation and equality.

She added: The Islamic fundamentalism thrives on inequality while continuously causing oppression and discrimination. Therefore, if the regime were to abandon misogyny, the ruling theocracy would collapse. Thus, neither Khatami nor Rouhani, who launched a charm offensive of reform and moderation, did not and do not even get close to easing the oppression and subjugation of Iranian women. Because doing so would mean the beginning of the end of the regime.

The very bills which Ahmadinejad had submitted to the Majlis to intensify gender inequality are now being declared as law by Rouhani. The shameful bill that allows men to marry their step daughters; setting quotas and applying gender segregation at the universities; and prohibiting women from studying in dozens of fields of study at universities and amongst these laws.

Mrs. Rajavi emphasized: Defending the pioneering women in Camp Liberty who in the past two decades have played a unique role in the struggle against fundamentalism is a crucial duty of the equality movements. They, along with the men fighting alongside them, are not only deprived of security and protective requirements against consecutive missile attacks, but the proxy government in Iraq has deprived them of the least humanitarian, medical and hygienic standards. She called on all activists of the women movement the world throughout to call on the United Nations and the U.S. government to live up to their commitments to secure the protection of the PMOI members, in particular to put the freedom of the seven Ashraf hostages, including six women, on their agenda, and to take the file of the September 1st crime against humanity in Ashraf to the Security Council.

I ask you and my sisters around the world to rise to help the combatants of Iran’s freedom at Camp Liberty and urge the United Nations and the U.S. government to adhere to their commitments to protect the residents of Camp Liberty and to ensure their quick resettlement. They should particularly put on their agenda the release of the seven hostages and refer the file on this crime to the Security Council.

In addition to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, other speakers to this conference were: Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada; Michèle Alliot-Marie, former French Minister of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Justice; Rita Süssmuth, former President of the Bundestag; Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate in Colombia; Carmen Quintanilla, Chair of the Spanish Parliament Women’s Committee; Linda Chavez, former White House Director of Public Liaison; Edit Bauer, member of European Parliament; Els Demol, member of Belgian Parliament; the Italian delegation, including Gianna Gancia, Governor of Cuneo, and Elisabetta Zamparutti, former member of parliament; the delegation from Iceland, including Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir, chairwoman of Iceland’s Independent party, and Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir, former speaker of the Parliament; Najima Thay Thay, Rhozali, former Moroccan Minister; Aude de Thuin, founder of International Women’s Forum; Anissa Boumedien, Lawyer and former Algerian First Lady, Naayem Al-Ajaremeh, Chair of Jordanian Parliament Women's Committee; Phumla Mandela, women’s rights activist in South Africa and daughter to late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela; Nontombi Naomi Tutu, human rights activist from South Africa; Dr Kiran BedifromIndia, Advisor to Un Secretary General; Mariane Pearl, French journalist; Meredith Bergman, former President of the Senate in New South Wales, Australia; Sara Chandler, Chair of the British Law Society's Human Rights Committee; Dr. Kristian Snow, women's rights advocate; Zinat Mir-Hashemi, member of NCRI, Editor in Chief of Nabard-e-Khalq, and representatives of Iranian communities.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 1, 2014

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Women’s Day international conference praised Maryam Rajavi for unique leadership of equality movement

Paris: International Conference on Women’s Day
•    Call for participation in the international women’s front against fundamentalism
•    Conference praises the role of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi in leading the movement of equality and pays tribute to 1,000 Ashrafi women
•    Call for returning Liberty residents to Ashraf and appointing an impartial envoy by the UN to replace Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Iraq

Maryam Rajavi:
•    Iranian regime seeks another massacre in Liberty. The United States and United Nations are directly responsible regarding the residents
•    With a completely reactionary ideology, the mullahs’ regime has sought to relieve itself of the dead-end inside Iran by exporting fundamentalism and terrorism to regional countries

Chair of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iranian women’s struggle against violence runs through the struggle against the misogynous, reactionary and anti-humane clerical regime
In the current decisive circumstances, the rise of women to their duty in overthrowing the misogynist clerical regime is a historic necessity
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chairwoman of t the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, while hailing the freedom-seeking women of Iran, said on the anniversary of the’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’, “The struggle for ending systematic and institutionalized violence against women and the dire remnants of a multi-faceted inequality, and reaching equal rights and fundamental human rights for Iranian women runs through the struggle against the misogynist, reactionary and anti-human regime.”

A young girl's tragic death in Mashhad,adds to the crimes of the misogynist Clerical regime

Women's Commission, National Council of Resistance Iran:

NCRI - On Saturday 24 September, following the repressive forces raid in Mashhad suburb of Hashmieh, a young girl trying to evade the raid fell to her death from the sixth floor balcony.

Head of the so-called public “Security” police, special operations teams  of the Razavi Khorasan Province,  Colonel - Nasser Hajjarian  acknowledged that this shocking episode happened while his team's raid on a flat in which an “Evil “celebration was in progress.  This attack by the regime’s suppressive forces was not under Mullahs’ judiciary orders and was arbitrary. In this attack, eight other young boys and girls were arrested.

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