Sunday, March 7, 2010

Women's Day Rally at Art Gallery in Vancouver

On Saturday march 6th, 2010 a rally was organized by Iran Solidarity - Vancouver at Art Gallery in Vancouver. The program started with first nation women drumming performing a warrior song. Then Parvin read the Iran Solidarity - Vancouver's women's day statement. Then Fahimeh from "Equal Rights" talked. After her, Amal from Iraq's women's Freedom talked about condition of women in Iraq. A representative from Neda for Freedom, read their women's day statement. Farideh, from BC nurses union talked about the cut backs and violence against women. Iran Solidarity - Vancouver's Choir had its first performance. The lyrics were based on slogans from demonstrations in Iran. The music of the songs composed by local musician, Earle Peach.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Women's Movement in Iran from 1979 to 2009

The following is a presentation about the Women's movement in Iran from 1979 to 2009. Inside this presentation is a clip of 10 minutes to a march by women in Iran against Hijab and other reactionary laws imposed on women in March 8th, 1979:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Iranian Women's March against Hijab in March 8th, 1979

Less than 3 weeks after Islamic Regime gained power in Iran, it started attacking women rights by enforcing Hijab and other reactionary Islamic Laws on Women. Women movement reacted and on March 8th, 1979, more than 35 thousands of them came into Tehran's Street and protest against the Islamic Regime. This documentary film is made by a French film crew and is in french originally which was translated to English by a member of Iran Solidarity - Vancouver.

You can the documentary film below: