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Friday, March 07, 2008

Happy International Women's Day

Articles in the first issue of Equal Rights Now - Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran's publication, called No Hejab (Editor: Sohaila Sharifi) are:

Sexual apartheid has to be a thing of the past, Maryam Namazie

Let's turn this International Women's Day into a day of protest against sexual apartheid - Declaration

Under Sexual apartheid the society is defined as a man’s society, Interview with Hamid Taqvaee

Women’s liberation in Iran, the struggle against sexual apartheid, Sohaila Sharifi

Nothing is inevitable, On Rowan Williams' comments on Sharia in Britain, Maryam Namazie

I strongly admire Iranian women’s fight for their rights and against sexual apartheid, Interview with Sina Voget on Mina Ahadi's biography

If you can get to London on March 10, don't forget about our seminar:

Sexual apartheid, political Islam and women's rights
A seminar in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day

Monday, March 10, from 6:30-9:30pm

Conway Hall, London


Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany and Equal Rights Now; 2007 NSS Secularist of the Year

Louise Couling, Chair of Unison's Regional Women's Committee and member of the National Executive Council

Houzan Mahmoud, Spokesperson, Organisation for Women's Freedom in Iraq

Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, National Secular Society Honorary Associate

Joan Smith, Novelist, columnist and human rights activist

Chair: Hanne Stinson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association

The event is free of charge; donations are welcome.

The seminar is organised by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, Organisation against women's discrimination in Iran, and endorsed by the National Secular Society, the British Humanist Association, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq.

For more information, please contact
Maryam Namazie or call 07719166731.


Anonymous said...


Can you please throw some light, as on what issues this seminar would be focusing on..??

And what profile are eligible to participate in this seminar..??

Anonymous said...

hi maryam,

i completely agree there should no discrimination against lesbians and gay mens.

Frank Partisan said...

See this.