Omid Memarian

Thursday, October 19, 2006

“A Million Signatures for Women's Rights in Iran”

Such an amazing move for Iranian women: “A Million Signatures for Women's Rights in Iran”. Iranian women’s rights activists have initiated a landmark campaign to collect one million signatures to demand an end to legal discrimination against women in Iranian law.” (Click Here)

At the time Iran's hardliner government tries to increase restrictions in the civil society, women’s movement are taking the lead of social change to make a big difference. The significance of this action is related to the issue of women Iran which is strongly connected to the religion, Islam, and any change in the Islamic laws needs lots of efforts. So at the time any kind of change basically targets women’s daily life, it also force the clergy system in Iran to change its mindset about the women in the society. That’s why women movement in Iran is at the frontline of any kind of social change, and the government knows how it can change the political atmosphere and bring change to the other spheres.


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