ICHR honours the women around the world on International Women’s Day for playing an active role in shaping their country’s future, and taking action to end gender-based discrimination and violence.
Today the women around the world that have experienced discrimination and violence because of who they are, get together to celebrate woman, and women human rights defenders.
The huge task of holding those responsible for these human rights violations and abuses is largely left to these courageous advocates, who work selflessly to create a more just and equal world for all. Often they do so while dealing with their own experiences of discrimination, violence, risking their own safety.
It has been more than 40 years since the United Nations chose March 8th as the day to celebrate women worldwide. Courageous women are raising awareness on gender-based violations, sexism and misogyny, as well as being an amplifying voice for sisters worldwide.
Yet the problems of Middle Eastern women remains acute; as the women in the middle-east are suffering from extreme instances of gender-based discrimination, violations, sexism and misogyny, abuses, political repression, and their voices are silenced by unlawful sentences.
In Iran, for over 40 years the Islamic Republic Government has continuously conducted widespread systematic discrimination, violence, and political repression against women, and they are left exposed to prosecution, and outrageous sentences.
The women who oppose are being stopped in the streets on a daily basis and abused violently, threatened, degraded verbally, and physically assaulted.
ICHR strongly condemns the governments that are criminalizing women, and violating their rights. Also calling on the government officials to start abiding by the UN laws and laws of human rights. As well as accountability for the authorities, morality police, the police, and the pro-government thugs for their crimes against women’s rights in their country.