The sad loss of Azar Darakhshan
(Mehry Ali Malayeri)
A key figure of the Iranian communist and feminist movement died on the
26thof May 2012. Azar Darakhshan,
member of the Communist Party of Iran (M-L-M) and one of the founders of the Organization
of the Women of March 8th (Iran – Afghanistan) left us May 26th, 2012 at 3 am
in the hospital Jean Jaurès de Paris after a long
died at the age of 52 years , worked all her life for equality and social justice in Iran and in the world. Azar
was active in numerous battles for women's equality and emancipation .
She put a lot of energy to confront
liberal 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
and activist as she fought for a better
life for the world's oppressed.
Azar left us
but her valuable writings , her many contribution to political
debate will remain with us as we continue her struggle for social justice.
des femmes du 8 mars (Iran – Afghanistan) – Paris
28 mai 2012