Monday, November 26, 2012

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.
This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961).

In many countries as well as in Iran, women are subject to injustice. The laws existing in Iran today are systematically against women and ignores the right of clothing, the right of thoughts, the right to keep her baby after divorce etc. The Iranian women have been fighting with the rotten and  Reactionary ideas of the Mullahs in that country.
In Iran the law doesn't value women's view. In fact women  are not allowed to become judges or high level government positions such as presidency.
Nasrin Sotudeh a Lawyer is in prison on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security.
Prisons are full of young women who's only crime is activism.
Let's help those women by being their voices, and demand their freedom.