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Support Iranian Women: Join the One Million Signatures Campaign

SUPPORT IRANIAN WOMEN
Sign the “One Million Signatures” campaign petition calling for an end to discriminatory laws against women such as men’s uncontested right to divorce, polygamy, and child custody.
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Iranian parliament submits new legislation attempting to push back current family laws; in response Iranian women’s rights activists take action

The Iranian parliament has submitted legislation attempting to push back current family laws, reversing the few rights that exist for women. We are very concerned about this new development. Please see the article below for information on how Iranian women’s activists are taking action to prevent this bill from becoming law.


Over 2000 Equal Rights Defenders Object to Proposed “Family Support” Legislation
: In a statement issued today, 2000 equal rights defenders have objected to the Family Support Legislation submitted to parliament by the executive branch, earlier this month. The statement asserts that while lawmakers have claimed that the Family Support Legislation intends to address shortcomings in the law and bring it up to date in accordance with the needs and realities of today’s family, it has in fact pushed back family legislation and the status of women by 42 years.

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2 thoughts on “Support Iranian Women: Join the One Million Signatures Campaign”

  1. Margaret Devine-Rader says:

    Of course, human rights = women rights

  2. Nov. 1, 2010

    DEAR KHANAM:
    I READ BOTH OF YOUR BOOKS
    WITH GREAT INTEREST.
    WHY ARE YOU ATTACKING THE
    FUNDAMENTALISTS INSTEAD OF GOING
    AFTER THE BIGGEST LIAR IN HISTORY,
    MOHAMMED BIN ABDULLAH?
    HADITH. PROPHET SAID DURING
    THE MIRACLE MERAJ HE MET ALLAH WHO SAID ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD PRAY
    50 TIMES A DAY. NO ONE CAN DO NAMAZ
    50 TIMES DAILY WITHOUT DYING OF
    EXHAUSTION IN LESS THAN A MONTH.
    OMAR BIN KHATTAB, MOHAMMED’S BEST FRIEND AS WELL AS
    FATHER-IN-LAW, SAID TO HIM AT ONE
    POINT, ”DON’T DO THIS,” A REPRIMAND AKIN TO A SLAP IN THE FACE.
    MOHAMMED COLLECTED AN ARMY OF ABOUT 5,000 OUTSIDE MEDINA FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTACKING A JEWISH TRIBE. THE HEAD OF THE MUNA-
    FIQEEN IN MEDINA WENT TO MOHAMMED AS HE WAS SITTING ON A HORSE OR A DONKEY HELD HIM BY HIS WAISTBAND
    AND SAID, ”I REFUSE TO LET THEE GO
    UNTIL YOU DISBAND THE ARMY.” THE
    PROPHET WAS FORCED TO CALL OFF
    THE ATTACK.
    MOHAMMED USED TO PERFORM A SEXUAL ACT ON HIS WIVES
    AS THEY WERE MENSTRUATING. I CANNOT DETAIL THIS ACT AS IT WOULD
    NAUSEAUTE YOU. I DO NOT KNOW YOU
    WELL ENOUGH TO RELATE THIS FURTHER.
    AYESHA, HIS FAVORITE WIFE,
    CHEATED ON HIM WITH A YOUNG MAN.
    MOHAMMED, BECAUSE HE KNEW ALLAH, WOULD HAVE KNOWN RIGHT AWAY WHAT HAPPENED. BUT HE WAS FORCED
    TO FORGIVE HER.
    I KNOW DOZENS OF OTHER
    SUCH ITEMS. I CONSIDER MYSELF THE
    GREATEST LIVING AUTHORITY ON ISLAM. I AM A NEWSPAPERMAN AND HAVE WORKED FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN AND OTHER PAPERS.
    CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT FURTHER DETAILS.
    SINCERELY,
    RAFAT HABIB
    foxy_ralph@yahoo.com
    i am a pakistani citizen, but my ancestry is irani. i speak persian rather well.
    i worked for the tehran journal, an english newspaper run by britishers, in 1969. majid duvami, a journalist, is a friend of mine and
    went to the columbia journalism school with
    me in 1963-64.
    i look forward to hearing from you.

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