Flame of Fury of Women and its Reflection on People’s Struggles!
are approaching 8 March the International Women’s Day as we can see how the
advanced women in Afghanistan are courageously fighting Taliban one of the most
brutal and anti-women regimes in the world. The Women who strongly stated that
they “don’t recognize the Taliban regime”, “won’t step backward” and they
“don’t tolerate compulsory Hijab” and “won’t give in to subjugation of women”.
The women with their heads-up are standing to Taliban regime, the regime that
was presented by the US imperialists and the regional reactionaries. The women
who are aware that the oppressed people of Afghanistan are struggling with
unemployment, poverty and hunger. They have rightly put forward the demands
such as “Bread Job Freedom” and have undertaken a vanguard role in the struggle
against the Taliban.
brave women in their struggles asserted that they will neither give in to
Taliban and various kinds of Islamic fundamentalists, who are utterly
anti-women, nor to their imperialists’ sponsors. The relentless
struggle of women in Afghanistan against anti-woman Taliban has been inspiring
the women all over the world.
approaching 8th March the international women’s
day we go to Iran where we can see the bare rebellious of women with their
strong and numerous presence in the struggles.
Islamic regime of Iran, in the last 43 years, has ceaselessly attempted to
impose compulsory hijab by expanding anti-women laws, by spreading the culture
that ‘women are the honour and the male pride and dignity of men’ by allocating
enormous budget for controlling women in the society and increasingly limit the
breathing space for them. In this way they intend to normalise the
subjugated position of women among the women themselves and the whole society.
In the face of such situation the women started a powerful struggle against the
compulsory hijab from the very first days of the Islamic rule, that its echo
crossed the boarders as the women announced that they were not going to be
deterred by such attacks and insults. The flag of struggle that women
raised on 8th March 1979 against the Islamic
regime and its compulsory hijab has been handed over to the new generation one
after another and it has been hoisted all through these years.
should bear in mind that the effects of increasing class gap such as
unemployment, homelessness, absolute poverty, environmental destruction… are on
the women’s shoulder in particular on women workers and toilers more than other
strata. The women of the national minorities are also suffering from national
oppression, as well as all these oppressions. The intermingling of the class
and gender oppression on women in all through the years of the rule of Islamic
regime has turned them into an exploding and highly furious force that is
reflected by the quantity and quality of their participation in all the various
uprising and struggles in the country. The advanced role of women in struggles
has forced the Islamic regime to confess that the women will have a decisive
role in their overthrow.
the struggle of women in Afghanistan and Iran is so remarkable but the
organised activities of women is rare. To overthrow the dominant patriarchy and
Islamic fundamentalists’ rule in both countries, it is not simple or easy.
There is a need for the independent and revolutionary women’s mass
organisations. There is a need for a liberation horizon. There is a need for
millions of women to take part in this struggle.
the women from Afghanistan and Iran hands in hand and with the international
support and solidarity of women all over the world are
determined to persist on our struggle fearlessly and consciously to realise the
necessities for the emancipation and take the advantage of the international
women’s day to make it a day to serve the realisation of these achievable
Live 8 March, the day of unity and solidarity of women against a patriarchy
system that rules the world.
March Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)