Five months after the devastating earthquake that struck Kermanshah on November 12, 2017, residents of the affected areas are still living in deplorable conditions. Countless number of women and innocent children are deprived of their most basic needs.
One of the most epic confrontations in the world's history of nationalist wars and liberation movements took place on April 8, 2011
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has recently sent out an open letter from the women’s ward of Evin Prison rebuking Salavati, one of the clerical regime’s notorious judges, who sentenced Ms. Akbari to 15 years’ imprisonment.
A high-ranking mullah recently proclaimed that the compulsory veil should not be considered “compulsory” but “a legal obligation” like any other law. The declaration was an effort to quell the growing wave of protests to the compulsory veil by Iranian women.
On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said women were at the center of the nationwide uprising in January 2018, which shook the regime of the mullahs to the core.
Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian who has been imprisoned for life in the Prison of Khoy, in northwestern Iran, sent out a letter to political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee who have been banished from Evin Prison to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin.
Special to Al Arabiya English Saturday, 17 February 2018
The English Al-Arabiya news website covered the International Women’s Day conference in Paris on February 17, 2018. Following is the story published by Al-Arabiya English:
Dozens of prominent women including political personalities, lawmakers, jurists, judges, and women’s rights advocates from 23 countries in five continents, as well Iranian exiles and supporters of the Iranian Resistance participated in a conference in Paris on February 17, 2018, to honor the International Women’s Day and declared their solidarity with the women of Iran and the Iranian people’s uprising.
Women are indeed the Force for Change.
This was vividly seen in Iran throughout the past year and of course, most conspicuously during the uprising in December and January.
Although the situation in Iran is extremely oppressive for women and they have borne the brunt of repression for the past 39 years, they are not submissive contrary to the regime’s expectation.
A glance at the long way proudly paved by Iran’s women
The anniversary of the 1979 Revolution which toppled the Shah’s monarchic regime in Iran, is a reminder of Iranian women’s extensive role and impact in that era which is considered a leap forward in the history of the struggles of Iranian women.