María Elena Elverdin, Jurist and Honorary President of International Federation of Women in Legal Career from Argentina
Message to the IWD 2022 conference in Berlin
Women, Force for Change in Iran, Global Peace and Stability
Dear Mrs. Rajavi, dear friends,
It is so great to see you all again.
I salute the women of Iran on behalf of myself from Argentina and on behalf of the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers.
The Iranian people and especially women, have lived under a religious dictatorship for more than 40 years. Misogyny and discrimination against women in Iran is not a culture, but a function of the regime ruling Iran. Misogyny is advanced through legislation of various laws and enforced by various government agencies.
While all countries are moving towards equality and more protection of women’s rights, in Iran the regime is pushing for more suppression of women. Why? Because Iranian women are the force for change and they know that! They have proved it by leading protests and have formed resistance units against the regime.
Women of Iran will overcome the chains of repression because in front of them, they have a leader, Mrs. Rajavi, who is guiding them. I have studied her 10-point plan and have come to know her throughout these years and this is what will guarantee democracy. I am a woman of law and I support her cause because her movement sets an example for true equality and fairness by shattering injustices.
I am confident that these dark times will end and we hope to celebrate the next women’s day in a free Iran!