UN Elevates Iran to Women's Rights Commission

A big thank you to all our supporters who turned out at the UN in New York City Thursday, March 3rd, for the Iran 180-supported seminar and rally for the rights of Iranian women. One day before Iran was elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women - a move rightly depicted in the National Post as a "serious insult to women around the world" - we raised our voices against this appalling display of hypocrisy.

INN has more on our protest:

Graphic depictions of the most egregious forms of human rights abuses against women in Iran took center stage at a special seminar in New York City on March 3rd. Sponsored by Iran180, which spotlights the litany of human rights abuses that take place on a daily basis in Iran, the seminar was entitled, "Securing Gender Equality: Iran and the CSW."

Held at 777 UN Plaza, a building directly across the street from the United Nations, objectives of the gathering included raising awareness of Iran's violations of women's rights and the staging of symbolic protests against the welcoming of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the newest member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at its 56th session.

Quoting findings of exiled Iranian lawyer, Zohreh Arshadi, Mr. David Kilgour, co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran said, "The Iranian penal system is a principal means of sustaining inequality of genders. Its ludicrous premise is that women are deficient in abilities," Kilgour added. Arshadi stresses that Iranian women, "have managed to achieve equality in one field only: equal right to imprisonment, exile, torture, being killed and now being slaughtered..."

Read the full article on Israel National News.


Iran180 is a movement of people and organizations who have come together to say Yes to Human Rights.


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