NCRI - On the occasion of the International Women's Day, March 8, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi underlined the importance of women's role in political leadership to fight fundamentalism and why they guarantee democracy for Iran's future. The following is the first part of her message to mark the Women's Day, where she addresses the danger of religious fascism posed by Tehran, and the three options for the Iranian problem:
It is indeed a pleasure to be with you. Your gathering radiates with hope for realizing the ideals of the equality movement. Hope for building a new humane world and for removing the obstacles that have shackled humanity today in one form or another.
NCRI - The International Women's Day was marked by protest gatherings in two major parks in central Tehran today.
Women chanted "freedom, freedom" in Daneshjou and Laleh park gatherings despite harsh measures imposed by the regime's security forces. To prevent women to assemble, the suppressive forces surrounded the area forcing people to disperse.
NCRI - Women protested on Wednesday against a ban which prohibits them from going to football matches.
A group of Iranian girls held a banner in front of Tehran's Azadi football stadium which read, "We do not want to stand 'off side,' we want to be along with our brothers in the national soccer team" pressing the authorities to allow them into the stadium.