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June 11, 2005

Groups of Iranian Women To Protest Against Gender Apartheid Policy

Topics: Iran

- SMCCDI (via Freedom's Zone)
A coalition of Iranian groups and individuals has announced a gathering in order to protest against the persistent violation of women rights and the official systematic Gender Apartheid Policy in Iran.

Women's who are the majority in Iran are considered as half of a man based on Islamic texts. many positions or study fileds are forbidden to them while men can control their lives.

Young girls of under 14 years of age can be forced to marry with anyone.

Iranian women have at various occasions taken off their mandatory veils or set them on fire in sign of protest while shouting "Na Roossari, Na Toossari" (No Veil, No Submission).

Many of them have been beaten up, arrested or heavily fined in retaliation. Some have been injured with acid thrown to their faces.

The protest gathering will be held in the capital city in front of Tehran University on Sunday June 12 from 5-6pm. Many women are hoping that the callers for such gathering will voice up the true aspirations of Iranian women without contending themselves to minor modifications in the theocratic constitution.

Hat Tip - Freedom's Zone and Free Thoughts(Sardinia)

Posted by Hyscience at June 11, 2005 10:09 AM



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