The sad loss of Azar Darakhshan
A key figure of the Iranian communist andfeminist
movement died on the 26th of May 2012. Azar Darakhshan,member of the Communist Party of Iran (M-L-M)
and one of the founders of theOrganization of the
Women of March 8th (Iran – Afghanistan) left usMay
26th, 2012 at 3 am in the hospital Jean Jaurès de
Paris after along illness.
Azar who died at the age of 52 years, worked all
her life for equality andsocial justice in Iran and
in the world. Azar was active in numerous battlesfor women's equality and emancipation. She put a lot
of energy to confrontliberal ideas including the
cultural relativism stemming from the«Islamic feminists» of Iran.
Azar had a well organised
life, spending it mainly as a dedicated thinker andactivist
as she fought for a better life for the
Azar left us but
her valuable writings, her many contribution topolitical
debate will remain with us as we continue her struggle for social justice.
Organisation des femmesdu
8 mars (Iran – Afghanistan) – Paris - 28 mai 2012
PS:The cremation date will take place in
the Per La Chaise cemetery on June 8; at10-12 AM