Join us to smash a dominant patriarchal system!

Join us to smash a dominant patriarchal system!

On the occasion of the International Day of Struggle against Violence Against women; 25th November, 2015

Another year of rampant violence against women in a patriarchal world has gone by. Women all over the world are property of men either by law or in practice. They are a commodity. Slavery is a fact of life for women.

Ø  As long as women’s bodies are rented by men,

Ø  As long as men can buy and sell women,

Ø  As long as pornography exploit women’s body and money washes the hands of male rapists,

Ø  As long as thousands upon thousands of  women are raped in prisons, on the streets and at their homes,

Ø  As long as women are imprisoned because they ran away from forced marriage, or raped or forced to sell their body,

Ø  As long as over twenty thousand women are killed in order to protect the “honour” of men, family or tribe,

Ø  as long as over two hundred thousand girls under fourteen years are bought and sold in the sex trade,

Ø  As long as thousands of women set themselves on fire to ‘escape’ from violence,

Ø  As long as women are buried alive because of the suspicion of family males,

Ø  As long as thousands of women die because of  illegal abortion, as long as women are stoned to death because of falling in love,

Ø  As long as three billion women are subjected to daily violence no one is free or emancipated.

All these are enough to uncover that the violence against women is a means to ensure and protect the domination of men and subordination of women. These are all enough to show how patriarchal world and capitalist relations can control the whole world by allowing privileges to men for controlling women

As the chains of violence against women have become ever more internationalised, the struggle and resistance of women has taken more international dimensions. Women take courage from each other’s struggle and treat any advances in their struggle as their own, regardless of which part of the world it may take place.

We, the women in Iran and Afghanistan, who have experienced the rule of Islamic, anti-women fundamentalist regime, know well that there is an inseparable connection between widespread violence at home and society and the violence by the state against women. Since the anti-women regime of Islamic republic has come to power, women and their bodies have become the focal point for establishing and consolidating the rule of the reactionary forces in Iran.

We, the women in Iran and Afghanistan in unity with other women all over the world, stand firm in struggle to end all kinds of state and domestic violence. We have also learnt that struggle against any kind of violence cannot be separated from struggle against the whole patriarchal system of capitalism all over the world where horrific violence against women are produced and reproduced. Without putting an end to ownership of men over women, no women or nobody else could be free and emancipated on this planet.

8 March Women’s Organisation in UK along with "London Reclaim The Night" and the women from other parts of the world will march through the central London, Join us to smash a dominant patriarchal system.

Date and Time: Saturday 28 November 2015 at 6.30pm

Assembly: Great College Street. SW1P

Nearest Underground Station: Westminster


8March Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)- UK