On Worldwide Ladies Day, the Iranian opposition Nationwide Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) co-hosted a web-based convention alongside The Worldwide Committee for a Democratic Iran, and the British Committee for Iran Freedom, shedding mild on horrific and systematic violations of ladies’s rights in Iran and Iranian ladies’s wrestle for freedom, equality, and their inherent rights.

How Iranian ladies stand up for freedom and equality within the face of an utter misogynist mullahs’ regime in Iran was the subject of the worldwide webinar. On the occasion, a distinguished slate of dignitaries joined NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi, the keynote speaker on the occasion, in offering their tackle the struggles of ladies throughout the globe, and particularly these inside Iran and within the Iranian Resistance as their 42-year wrestle in opposition to the mullahs.

Sarvenaz Chitsaz

“The ladies of MEK have been combating in opposition to the misogynist regime of Iran. They’ve at all times been dedicated to their individuals’s resistance and freedom. These struggling ladies are the true heroines of ladies’s rights and human rights in Iran. We within the Iranian Resistance are decided to realize freedom and equality,” stated Sarvenaz Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI’s Ladies’s Committee.

Baroness Verma

“The IWD marketing campaign for 2021 is ‘Select To Problem.’ We are able to all assist to create an inclusive world. It’s important that this convention brings us all collectively, women and men. My sisters within the Iranian Resistance are taking the very best dangers to free all Iranian ladies. They’re combating for equality,” stated Baroness Verma, Member of Home of Lords, Former Vitality & Local weather Change Minister, and former Worldwide Growth Minister.

Maryam Rajavi

“Ladies’s wrestle and sacrifice have been and are the foundations of progress and the assure for democracy in our world. And henceforth, a world with out injustice, oppression, fundamentalism, and poverty hinges on ladies’s wrestle,” stated NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi.

The result of the numerous gender hole in Iran is the imposition of utmost poverty on ladies and the denial of lots of their most elementary rights,” she added.

“The misogynous regime desires to protect its rule by repression. Nevertheless, Iranian ladies play crucial roles in difficult the regime and pushing the scenario in direction of overthrowing the mullahs… It’s because ladies have tolerated essentially the most oppression and suppression by the hands of this regime. Because of this, they’ve larger motivation to finish this regime,” Mrs. Rajavi emphasised.

“All these involved in regards to the threats posed by this regime to the worldwide group should assist Iranian ladies’s resistance… Efforts to comprise and management the regime’s nuclear program is not going to succeed until they’re coupled with firmness in opposition to violations of the human rights of the individuals of Iran,” NCRI President-elect continued.

“Name in your governments to make financial and political ties with the prison mullah regime conditional upon respect for human rights in Iran, particularly ladies and prisoners’ rights.

“There’s a lengthy line of ladies who’re resisting in prisons throughout Iran. And though there’s not a lot discuss them, they’re among the many most resistant fighters for human rights.

“Within the title of the equality motion, I urge all advocates of gender equality internationally to assist the arisen ladies of Iran and the Iranian individuals’s rebellion for freedom,” Mrs. Rajavi ended.

Baroness Harris

“We all know how appallingly ladies in Iran are handled and we stand in solidarity with you as you combat the tyranny of the mullahs.
You stand on the forefront of the battle for human rights and for a good, free and democratic nation following Madam Rajavi’s ten-point plan, which is a blueprint for freedom,” stated Baroness Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the British Home of Lords.

Baroness Eaton

“Why is the clerical regime so determined to combat ladies in each type and form it will probably? It has executed 120,000 of the most effective individuals of Iran. Iran has taken no motion to ratify gender discrimination. Ladies took management roles to not solely combat for their very own rights however to carry their nation from the darkish depths of a medieval regime,” stated Baroness Eaton, member of the Home of Lords.

Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

“The ladies of Iran have been topic to excessive atrocities. The regime’s structure proclaims equality between ladies and men. Nevertheless, Sharia legislation discriminates in opposition to ladies. All main religions consider all individuals are equal. The Islamic regime sees ladies as its enemies. My coronary heart weeps for many who have misplaced their lives,” stated Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, human rights activist and granddaughter of the late Nelson Mandela.

Laura Farris

“For thus many ladies around the globe, the wrestle for equality has barely began. For girls in Iran, even their most elementary rights have been uncared for. It’s an honor to face shoulder to shoulder with ladies in Iran of their wrestle,” stated British MP Laura Farris.

Lord Alton

“Iran’s ladies are denied their most elementary rights, they don’t have any safety in their very own properties they usually can’t even select their very own clothes. One of many regime’s most ignored victims are the moms of the Iranian activists who’ve been cruelly executed,” stated Lord Alton of Liverpool, Member of the Home of Lords.

Jennifer Carol McNeill

“We perceive the affect of a theocratic regime on the individuals of a rustic. On today, we stand in solidarity with the courageous Iranian ladies who’ve been standing on the forefront of the anti-regime protests,” stated Jennifer Carol McNeill, Member of Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament), Spokesperson on Equality.

Ranjana Kumari

“To the courageous sisters of the Iranian Resistance, I ship my greetings. Your dedication is a supply of inspiration to the ladies of Iran. The ladies of Iran have led a courageous wrestle for freedom in Iran. We’re proud to have performed an element on this wrestle, even whether it is small. As we speak, a brand new era of ladies have entered the wrestle,” stated Ranjana Kumari, Director of the Centre for Social Analysis (India), senior skilled in Gender Equality on the UN.

Matthew Offord

“The ladies of Iran deserve our assist and larger worldwide recognition of their wrestle in opposition to the brutal regime of Iran. I need to spotlight the case of Nazanin Zaghari Radcliffe. She has completed her sentence and should be launched,” stated British MP Dr. Matthew Offord.

Baroness Cox

“I need to take this chance to specific my solidarity with the ladies in Iran. I additionally need to thank Madam Rajavi for her specific remarks. I’m inspired to listen to of your ten-point plan that’s utterly in distinction to the mullahs’ regime,” stated Baroness Cox, Crossbench Member of the Home of Lords.

Theresa Villiers

“This is a chance to pay tribute to courageous ladies in Iran and around the globe who stand as much as misogyny. The regime in Iran has lowered ladies to second-class residents. Against this, Madam Rajavi leads a motion that embraces ladies’s rights and empowers ladies to pursue their equal alternatives and form their nation’s future,” stated Theresa Villiers, British MP and former minister.

Sir David Amess

“We consider discrimination exists in opposition to ladies all through the world. In international locations like Iran, it’s getting worse. The Iranian regime is creating extra concern and worries for the world whereas the Iranian Resistance motion is creating hope for progress,” stated British MP Sir David Amess.

Jane Dodds

“We all know that the flame of feminism is so alive in Iran. Right here in Wales, we have now democracy. In Iran, we all know how underrepresented ladies are. In 2016, ladies in Iran have been arrested for peaceable protests,” stated Jane Dodds, Chief of Welsh Liberal Democrats.

David Jones

“We bear in mind these courageous ladies who proceed to defy the Iranian regime regardless of their harsh situations. We urge our authorities and the worldwide group to place stress on the regime to launch political prisoners,” stated David Jones, British MP and former Secretary of State for Wales.

Anna Fotyga

“We’ve got to know that at present, we face the murderous and very merciless regime of Iran. As we speak, I’ll deal with the brave ladies of Iran, main the wrestle for freedom of their nation, going through unbelievable atrocities. There have been ladies, victims of capital punishment in Iran,” stated Anna Fotyga, MEP and former Overseas Minister of Poland.

Amber Rudd

“The ladies of Iran endure a lot, and they’re very courageous to object. It’s outstanding. They must endure a spiritual regime that offers them only a few rights. They don’t have entry to legislation and welfare that we ladies within the West take as a right,” stated Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, former Minister for Ladies and Equalities and House Secretary.

Steve McCabe

“Sadly, at present, Iran just isn’t a spot that celebrates ladies. Iranian authorities don’t have any respect for their very own individuals or different international locations. The boys in control of the IRGC, the mullahs who torture, homicide, and rape, they don’t respect diplomacy. Concessions are an indication of caving in,” stated British MP, Steve McCabe.

Bob Blackman

“I specific my assist for and ship my greatest needs to the Iranian ladies who’re shouldering the principle duty and arduous job to carry down some of the oppressive regimes in historical past and in our time,” stated Bob Blackman, British MP, Co-Chairman of the Worldwide Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran.

Catherine Noone

“The scenario in Iran is especially dangerous. Iran is on the prime of nations with data of violence in opposition to ladies. Ladies’s rights won’t ever be achieved below the rule of the mullahs. Violence in opposition to ladies is institutionalized within the legislation,” stated former Senator Catherine Noone of High quality Gael.

Anthea McIntyre

“I discover it sickening to see European officers pursuing commerce relations, appeasing mullahs, and ignoring their human rights abuses, particularly in opposition to ladies. The regime of mullahs’ president Hassan Rouhani has elevated restrictions in opposition to ladies,” stated Anthea McIntyre, former MEP from the UK.

Zinat Mirhashemi

“In Iran, we have now well-educated ladies who’re difficult the regime, and then again, we have now a brutal regime that’s repressing the individuals and their freedoms. The foundations and legal guidelines of the mullahs’ regime assist violence in opposition to ladies,” stated Zinat Mirhashemi, member of the NCRI and the Central Committee of the Cherik-hay-e Fedaii Group (OIPFG).

Christian Wakeford

“The individuals of Iran are held again by a brutal regime that has poor views on ladies and human rights. The ladies of Iran are able to thrive, however they’re held again. They’ve robust supporters throughout the globe. We’ll do something we will to assist the reason for ladies in Iran,” stated British MP Christian Wakeford.

Struan Stevenson

“Younger Iranian ladies have gotten more and more engaged within the rising opposition to the mullah’s corrupt regime. They’re becoming a member of the Resistance Models which can be arising in each city and metropolis in Iran,” stated Struan Stevenson, coordinator of the Marketing campaign for Iran Change in Iran and a former MEP from Scotland.

Sir Roger Gale

“The Iranian individuals are the victims of the poor decisions made by the regime. For the UK-Iran relationship to be significant, the UK should construct on our values shared with the Iranian individuals… The UK authorities should interact with the pro-democracy resistance motion, the NCRI, and president-elect Madam Rajavi,” stated Sir Roger Gale, Senior British MP, UK Consultant on the Parliamentary Meeting of the Council of Europe.

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