|Maryam Rajavi president-elect of Iranian resistance|
|Meeting in UK parliament for IWD|
On February 28, 2017 Mrs Maryam Rajavi , the president elect of the Iranian resistance sent a message to a meeting at the UK parliament, in occation of the international women's day
on March 8.
the message she sent was as follows: "Women is the force for change" the following is the full text of her speech:
I sincerely appreciate your attention to the situation of women and human rights in Iran on the occasion of the
International Women's Day.
The mullahs' aggressions in the Middle East and its nuclear and missile programs have drawn much attention.
However, we must highlight these vital realities in Iran:
A deep political and social crisis, a society ready for change, and an organized movement in which women have an important role.
Under the clerical rule, women are systematically suppressed.
On average 2000 women are arrested daily for not observing the forced dress code.
According to the law, women must obey their husbands; they are deprived of the right to divorce.
If they get divorced, they are deprived of the care of their children.
When it comes to the regime’s Penal Code: women's rights is half of men's.
Although women make up a large work-force, they only take 14 percent of the job market.
In September 2016 the mullahs' supreme leader- Khamenei in a declaration announced that women's role is being a mother and a housewife while men's role is fatherhood and economic.
He also called for enforced government policies to increase birth rate.
In fact, by repressing women, the mullahs enslave the whole society.
On the other hand, however, Iranian women play a significant role in the Iranian people’s resistance against this religious tyranny.
WOMEN THE FORCE FOR CHANGE