Violence against Women is Part of the
Ruling Patriarchal System!
On the occasion of the global day of
Struggle against violence toward women
Everyday around the world millions of women
are being under aggression and violence, compulsory marriage, economic
deprivation, up to sexual mutilation , rape
,and honor killings.
Violence against women from birth to death
which is perpetrated by the government, society and the family is a phenomenon
that exists outside of geographical borders in different forms. Statistic shows
that among every ten women, six have experienced physical violence or sexual
assault. Violence is the main reason behind women’s death and their mutilations
all around the world.
Different forms of violence within the
immediate family, in the society and by the government against women are being
used as a tool for the continuation and the reinforcement of obedience to men.
And it is the most obvious symbols of power of the
patriarchal class system in the world today. On a daily basis, the women are
faced with all forms of violence on the street, in schools, in place of work
and even at home where they are supposed to be secure, are also being
It has been more than thirty years that the
reactionary Islamic Republic regime in Iran, relying on the most medieval
Islamic anti women laws, has institutionalized repression and violence against
women in an organized, legal and continuous manner. Against all these violent
acts, the resistance and the struggles of women to end the violence that is
committed by the government and at home ,also
The chains of violence against women in Iran
are linked together by the government, at home and in the society. The main
link of this chain of violence is the government. Only with the overthrow of
this fundamentalist Islamic Republic regime, it would be possible to put an end
to this systematic repression.
When, women in Iran, on the streets, in the
allies and at the private parties become assaulted and raped by a group of men,
also the women who struggle for their freedom in Tahrir
square become assaulted and raped by Muslim men and in Libya, after eight
months of the people’s bloody struggle (with more than 70 thousands
casualties), the declaration of the “new” government begins with violence
against women by implementing the Islamic Sharia law as the “basic source” of
all laws which allows polygamist (four wives to a man) relationship.
Although, violence against women is global
and widespread phenomenon but, its manner and intensity, change in different
societies. Violence in the imperialist countries is progressing by
commercializing sex, pornographic movies, using women as sex commodity, lower
wages than men, unemployment, and being expelled from work and in some cases
We must be conscious of the common
denominator between the developed capitalist countries and the third world countries.
In all of these societies, one way or the other, violence against women takes
place in different forms along with degrading women, discrimination and social
inequalities that are being imposed at different levels. The
roots of all these miseries lies in the class system in which gender
inequalities are part of the strategy of the global patriarchal system.
Consequently, as the violence against women has become global, the resistance
and the struggles of women have taken a global dimension too.
Let’s advance our struggles together,
united against the patriarchal global capitalist system and to strive for the
creation of an organization that can mobilize the women’s movement. Let’s take
the revolutionary consciousness among the oppressed and deprived women and in
this manner turn their hatred to a revolutionary force. We must learn from the
experience of the women and their struggles all over the world and support them
since, they have many things in common with us. In
this manner, consciously and purposeful, we will be able to organize a united
struggle against the global ruling patriarchal system in order to get rid of
any source of violence against women. Our conscious unity and organized
activism and struggle, creates and uprise the basis
for the formation of a widespread revolutionary movement in every part of the
world for the annihilation of the global patriarchal system, knowing that women’s
victory and freedom from all sorts of violence, repression, unequal laws and
exploitation is based on that.
8 March Women’s Organization
25 November 2011 www.8mars.com firstname.lastname@example.org