Activist women and mothers of Laleh Park honored the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by issuing a statement, vowing to resist the government-backed violence against women in Iran.
In their statement, the Laleh Park Mothers called “discrimination against women” as the most obvious form of violence against women in Iran and the “compulsory veil” as the most obvious manifestation of such discrimination. Such discrimination, they said, is institutionalized in the basic repressive structures in the form of physical encounters, beating and harassment of women, acid attacks and retributions.
The Laleh Park Mothers vowed that they will not buckle under all the forms of repression and violence against women in Iran and will continue to voice their protest. Women’s resistance in prisons and protests in society are examples of such determination, the Laleh Park Mothers declared.