Sunday, March 05, 2006

Women’s Day

This is a nice song for that day ‘Our day women’s day… by Peter Gabriel. I still enjoy the shock the monkey from his other wonderful album. But I am sure that Peter did this piece just for the occasion for Women’s Day. And it is our day! No one can take that from us!

Women in the New Economy

International Women's Day March 8th

United Nations are in on this one!? I still can’t trust them as far as a slug can crawl in a second! The money isn’t going to the right place if the UN is handling it! We need a new avenue! Some one that can do the job right! Not a bunch of slackers pretending to do something good!

UNIFEM/USA link from Dec 2004
Upcoming dates for UNIFEM/USA

Dear friend;
Please see attachment for poster in Farsi and English , and forward the message to the other.

International Women's Day Walk In Atlanta
March 8; 4:00pm., across from CNN Building

International Women's Day on March 8th is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated a national holiday in many countries around the world.

On this day, despite being divided by national and continental boundaries, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, woman come together to honor a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and political reform.

Unfortunately, the years of struggle for equality, justice, and peace are not evident in the lives of Iranian women. They are still struggling to gain equality and unfortunately, International Women's Day still does not apply to Iranian women under the rigid patriarchal Islamic laws in Iran:

“Under Iranian Islamic law:
·A woman needs her husband's permission to work or travel abroad.
·A man's court testimony is considered twice as important as a woman's.
·Men can have four spouses at once.
·The family of a female murder victim receives about half the average compensation, known as "blood money," paid to a male victim's relatives.
·Iranian men can divorce almost at will, but a woman who wants to divorce must go through a legal battle that can take years and possibly lose her rights for divorce.”

On International Women's Day, the Iranian women of Atlanta ask their Atlanta community to join them and support their struggle in gaining women's rights in Iran.

Please participate in the March 8th walk, at 4:00 P.M., in Atlanta, across from the CNN building.

It looks like Washington State will be host to a march on this day as well.

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