Today, in an act of unprecedented hypocrisy the misogynistic Islamic regime of Iran will be seated on the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), which convenes it’s 55th session.
The purported purpose of the UN CSW is to to play: “catalytic role in promoting gender mainstreaming at national level.” How the Islamic regime of Iran whose so-called constitution codifies discrimination against women at all levels, including jobs they can hold and all areas of family law, not to mention the horrific crimes committed against women who are demanding democratic rights, is qualified to participate is hard to understand and offensive to decent women and men the world over.
The inclusion of the regime in Tehran is a disgrace and makes a mockery of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. In the name of our Nasrin Sotoudehs, our Homa Darabis, and all our Nedas we demand an end to this woman hating regime’s participation. If not, we call on member nations of the Commission to resign and not participate with murderers of the hopes, dreams and rights of millions of Iranian women.
We are today, more than ever, mindful of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King who said: “We will forget the words of our enemies but we will not soon forget the silence of our friends.”