Dozens of women leaders, lawmakers, influencers, and activists from around the world have gathered in Berlin, Germany, and joined thousands on an online conference to honor International Women’s Day and call for solidarity. Organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, whose membership consists of more than 50 percent women, the Global Conference in Berlin wants to get convey the message that change is necessary, inevitable, and past due.
Connected online to Ashraf 3 in Albania as well as hundreds of other locations around the world, the conference expresses its support for the struggles of women worldwide, especially the resistance of Iranian women for freedom, equal rights, and elimination of unjust discriminations.
Maryam Rajavi, President Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, was the key speaker of the conference. “International Women’s Day is celebrated by those who have been deprived of most empowerment opportunities but are harbingers of humankind’s power and responsibility in today’s world. And today, I extend my warmest greetings to the proud people of Ukraine, especially to the valiant women of that country…They walked to the gallows with clenched fists and while chanting defiantly. The Ukrainian people’s resistance is not only an epic in defending the honor and survival of their country but also a turning point in reviving the culture of unswerving resistance in today’s world. They stood up and challenged the West’s appeasement and passivity. They stood up and motivated the world to support them. Their people and soldiers have stood up firm like steel. Let us call International Women’s Day this year the day of resistance by the women of Ukraine. And let us stand up and applaud them for one minute.” she mentioned.
Senator Els Ampe, OpenVLD, and MP Sophie Rohonyi were amongst the speakers of the conference. “I stand by all of you for freedom and democracy. Women in Iran suffer because the Iranian despot puts them down. That’s why I’m proud that the Iranian Resistance is led by a woman, Maryam Rajavi. All people are united for the wish for democracy. I stand by all people speaking up against tyrants. No one can destroy the force of your voice.” Said senator Els Ampe. MP Rohonyi also discussed the systematic women’s rights violations in Iran which allow men to commit crimes such as what happened to Mona Heidary. At the end, she expressed her solidarity with all Iranian women and girls who fight for their freedom.
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Join our magnificent #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2022 conference, in support for Iranian women's struggle for freedom and equality.— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) March 5, 2022
If you support Iranian women, join us and let them ppl of the world stand by them #womenforce4changehttps://t.co/bLL9GQxrbP