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Evin Prison on Fire

Situated in the northern part of the capital Tehran is the notorious Evin prison, where from the Shah’s era, political prisoners were kept in there. During the Shah many of those who opposed the...

A nation against compulsory Hejab

Women of Iran rejected and refused the compulsory hejab right from the beginning. the first demonstrations against ayatollah Khomeini’s remark’s on hejab was on 8 March 1979, where I was a part of the...

The killing of Mahsa Amini

Imagine you travel to the capital from a small town to visit its wonders. To see the big city for the first time. to visit its attractions and do some shopping and then go...

Aggression, Invasion, Destruction Women and children caught up in the middle. War is ugly and destructive of lives and resources. The invasion of an independent and sovereign Ukraine by Russian forces is brutal, unjustified and against all international conventions and treaties. Regardless of the reasons behind attacking a sovereign country and the condemnation of the whole world, the destruction of towns and resources will take decades to reconstruct. What is irreplaceable is the loss of lives. The invasion which is in its third week is killing many people, including women and children. Bombing a maternity hospital is a war crime that adds to the crime of invasion. Ukraine and destroying its infrastructure. The Russian invasion has left millions homeless and forced them to seek refuge internally or in the neighbouring countries. International Coalition Against Violence in Iran (ICAVI) condemn the unlawful invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the destruction of towns and the infrastructure of that country as well as the loss of lives, the displacement of millions and the violation of human rights, especially women and children. ICAVI condemns the cooperation between Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran which has isolated our country from the international community and driven us further away from the aspires of the Iranian people which is peaceful coexistence with the rest of the world. Russia has never been a friendly neighbour to us and Iran’s long history with Russia is full of treachery and deceit.ICAVI, along with other human rights organisations and people of the world stands by the Ukrainian people and feel their pain as we experienced it during the 8 years Iran-Iraq war. We stand by the international community in condemning the invasion of a sovereign country which only serves the aspirations of self-righteous individuals and the multinational corporations and arms dealers. We firmly believe the age of emperors, empires, supreme leaders and Tzars has long been expired and the world had moved way beyond such notions. International Coalition Against Violence in Iran (ICAVI)

شاد باش روز جهانی زن

در میانه آشوب‌های اطراف و اکناف روز ۸ مارس روز بزرگداشت مقام زن در جهان شناخته شده است. زنان اما بعنوان تیمی از جمعیت جهان شاید وباید که همه روزها، روز آنان باشد. همانگونه که همه روزها، روز مردان است. ما زنان در قرن ۲۱ هنوز هم باید در روزمشخصی به جهان یاد آور شویم که تیمی از جمعین جهانیم و باید بتساوی سهمی از منابع و ثروت‌های مادی ومعنوی جهان داشته باشیم و بهمان نسبت، نیمی از بار مسیولیت اداره جهان.  اما واقعیت های پیش رو و ورق های تاریخ غیر از آن را باز گو میکنند. زنان در جای، جای جهان نه سهمی از ادارهجهان بتساوی دارند، که اگر می داشتند شاید جهان آرام‌تر و مهربانتر اداره می‌شد ، و نه سهمی بتساوی از ثروتجهان. زنان اما کمترین سهم را در تخریب جهان، در تخریب محیط زیست، در جنگ افروزی و ویرانی جهان، درکشتار انسان‌ها و حیوانات و خشونت افروزی دارند.  اگر اداره جهان بدست زنان میبود، شاید ما شاهد خشونت های ویرانگر در عرصه های گوناگون نمی بودیم. شاید باجهان و ساکنان جهان مهربانتر بودیم. مرزها را بین ملل گوناگون با دوستی و مهربانی تقسیم میکردیم. به کودکاندرس آشتی و انسان دوستی میدانیم، نه قدرت طلبی و تسلط گرایی و تقسیم انسان‌ها به برتر و پایین دستتر، به رنگهای برتر و انسان‌های باهوش تر.  اکنون که با تلاش بسیار زنان، روزی برای آنها برسمیت شناخته شده است، شاید در این روز به مردان یاد آور شویمکه در کنار ما روز مردان را نیز گرامی بداریم و شانه به شانه، با کره کوچک خود مهربانتر باشیم. مرزهای خودساخته ویرانگر را از میان برداریم و بجای آن بذر دوستی و برابری، بذر عدم خشونت بر همسایه و بذر صلح جهانیبه پاشانیم، تا شاید بتوانیم دست در دست هم ریشه خشونت های مذهبی و باورهای قومی و تعصبات جنسیتی وجنگ طلبی ها و کشور گشایی ها و تخریب همه آنچه طبیعت بما میدهد را بخشکانیم.