Woman, Revolution, Liberation!
celebrating 8th March, our international day at a time when women in Iran, with
their strong and numerous presence and resilient slogans against the regime and
by setting fire to the compulsory hijab all over the country have taken a
leading role in the revolutionary uprising and have conquered the streets. They
retook the very same streets that the Islamic Regime, in the past 44 years,
through the anti-woman laws and repressive forces, had constantly tried to empty
them of women. Women gave the streets a new life by displaying their power. The
struggles of women in the streets have not only challenged the power and
dominance of the patriarchal Islamic Regime, but have also inflicted a blow to
the male domination.
What is important to emphasize here is that the necessity of
"revolution" came out of the heart of the recent uprising as the only
solution to deal with the entire system of oppression and exploitation of the
Islamic Regime. There is no doubt that women and their couragouse struggles in
adopting the solution of "revolution" in response to a long-standing
and urgent necessity, played an important and decisive role.
crucial time, the time that men and women, especially the conscious forces, are
fighting tooth and nail and paying with their blood and life for a real
revolution, we are facing enemies who in our name- in the name of women are
plotting against us. They are trying to use these struggles as a ladder to
power for themselves and their class. These kind of groups and circles by
forming reactionary alliances and with the support and service of their media
have used all their power to rely on western imperialists and beg them for
power through a ‘regime change’ and prevent the advancement and deepening of
the people’s struggle to drain the revolution of its real contents as a whole
and in particular limit the women’s demands.
celebrating 8th March, our international day at a time that the struggle
of women in Afghanistan against Taliban, one the most anti-woman regimes in the
world has becomes one of its characteristics.
have stood up with determination and strength to fight against the Taliban a
force that was gifted to the people of Afghanistan by the US imperialists and other
reactionaries in the region. Women who have become the voice of the oppressed
in the scene of struggle with slogans such as "bread, work, freedom" are
playing their vanguard role, has inspired women all over the world.
Womenʼs resistance and struggle shows that these struggles have deep roots
in the society, especially among students and young women. The conscious women can
pave the way for advancing of a broader and decisive struggle.
On March 8th, we celebrate the day of our struggle around the world so that
by relying on the achievements of the glorious struggle of women in the recent
uprising in Iran and the courageous struggle of women in Afghanistan, extend
the support and international solidarity among our sisters who are fighting in
the same trenches and for the same goal, such that we can prepare the ranks of
our struggles for building the future, a future free from sexual, gender and
Woman, Life, Freedom
Woman, Revolution, Liberation
Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)
8 March 2023