Saturday, March 08, 2008

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of IWD, Let's Turn This Day Into a Day of Protest Against Sexual Apartheid

Hello and Happy International Women’s Day!

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of IWD, let’s turn this day into a day of protest against sexual apartheid.

To support our campaign, you can add your name to our declaration against sexual apartheid, which you can read here: Email your name, organisation (if any) and country of residence to or

You can also join our free seminar on Sexual Apartheid, Political Islam and Women’s Rights on Monday, March 10, from 6:30-9:30pm at Conway Hall, London. Mina Ahadi, Louise Couling, Houzan Mahmoud, Maryam Namazie and Joan Smith will be speaking; Hanne Stinson will be chairing the event. For more information, go to:

You can also read more about sexual apartheid in No Hejab number 1, the first issue of the English publication of Equal Rights Now - Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran edited by Sohaila Sharifi by going to

Best wishes,

Maryam Namazie
BM Box 1919
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731

Maryam Namazie


Anonymous said...

Bravo!! Happy IWD to you too. That event sounds amazing! I wish I could go.

Duncan said...

I think one of the most important struggle on international women's day is taking place in Zimbabwe, which seems to have fallen of the radar a bit.

In Bulawayo a peaceful march of 1000 organised by Women of Zimbabwe Rise was attacked by riot police and 50 demonstrators were injured.

The police commissioner has recently warned that future protests will be met with violence including the use of live ammunition.

CHRIS I. G. said...

All around the world,especially in the so called "the third world",the women,the workers ,the children and the older people are suffering from any kind of shit could happen to the human race caused by the capital ,the imperialistic and economic wars,the racism,the medicine industry and the local wicked prejudices based upon false reading of their own tradition ,the most times ,and with their religions in the place of the 'ethics' governor or many times in the place of the governor himself in their countries...
The international left needs the women strong and revolutionary against any kind of dominance and
their families need them to be the fountain of warmness ,beautifulness
and positive inspiration of their home and of the whole earth...

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