The interconnected chain of women's
struggle and resistance around the world,
will break down the systematic violence
Women's struggle in Iran against forced veil,
in India against social norms that enslave them, in US, Poland, Brazil against
abortion rights, in Pakistan against honor killing, in Britain against beating
, in Congo Against Sexual Abuse, in Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina … Against
Rape, in Turkey Against Forced Marriage and… are an interconnected universal chain
of women's struggle and resistance against a systematic violence, rooted in the
world imperialist capitalist system.
Forty years ago, in Iran, the first attack by
the new regime began by forcing them to wear Hijab. By forcing Hijab and approving
all sorts of violent Islamic Sharia laws against women, the theocratic regime
declared that it wanted to make women obedient and silent. But women did not
remain silent against forced Hijab and other forms of violence. Forty years
ago, tens of thousands of women took to the streets for six days against the
compulsory Hijab, saying that they would not abide by a misogynist regime.
Since that day, women have stood up to the regime with their struggle and
resistance, with compulsory Hijab at the heart of these struggles.
What grounds for the leap in women's struggle
against forced Hijab in recent years, is the brutal violence and repression
that has been inflicted on women for 40 years. the flaming anger and hatred of
women, now can be seen in their active role in every movement and struggle. Also,
a large part of economic austerity is imposed on women. Gender oppression is a
burden only on women, especially working and hard-working women.
The contradictions of the oppressive and
exploitative system of the Islamic Republic which is deepening every day, has also
deepened the hatred and disgust of the people. poverty of the majority is
beyond imagination. The stress and tension from the brutal sanctions of the US
imperialist is on the people who are in need of basic food. People have been
outraged as a result of this which is reflected in all their struggles. Imprisonment,
torture and forced confessions, intimidation, no longer work and the struggle
continues in various forms.
In the current situation, the US imperialism,
which is still trying to shape its new world order, has focused its policies in
the Middle East as one of the main focuses of the world's contradictions. It
wants to settle with Iran's position and task and change the balance of power
in the region, in line with its strategy and interests. Putting pressure on the
Islamic Republic, imposing sanctions, military threats and so on are in this
direction. The crisis in Iran and the whole Middle East has given a more specific
meaning to the threat and possibility of war with Iran. But at the same time the
US fascists in power are trying to make the most of the absence of a
revolutionary alternative in Iran, by propagating their affiliated reactionary groups
and promote the illusion that by relying on Us forces, people can get rid of
the Islamic Regime! The purpose of their so called "defending" the women’s
struggle especially against forced veil, is to divert the path of women's
struggles towards their interest by relying on their stooges.
The continuation of barbaric sanctions and any
form of military intervention on Iran by Trump’s fascist regime, will creates
catastrophes with women and children being the first victims. As a result, it
is imperative that all disadvantaged and oppressed classes declare a precise
boundary with all imperialists, especially US imperialism and condemn any
interference in Iran in their struggles. By doing so, they will contribute to
the necessary leaps and advancement of the radical women's movement and other movements
towards revolutionary overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The campaign to
fight state, social and domestic violence against women in Iran
25 November 2019