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Maryam Rajavi sends greetings and messages of esteem and solidarity, as well as encouragement, to all women, especially the Ukrainians and all those living in difficulty: Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon, and so on.
There are political and diplomatic delegations from France, Germany, the UK, the USA, and so on.
Rajavi quotes the heroines of the MEK/PMOI who have had and are playing a not marginal role against the clerical regime and who fight against male chauvinism and misogyny.
“Iranian women have nothing to do with the current Iranian culture”.
She quotes also the teachers of #Isfahan who continue the protest. Rajavi expresses all the support and solidarity to the countrymen: “You are the real force for tomorrow’s Iran”.
The PMOI also welcomes women and men, without distinction. The men and women activists share fraternal relationships and are united in the common battle to overthrow the regime, made up of tyranny, superstitions and lies. The activists show that they are fearless and show that a new society is possible: society should be based on values. Resistance does not belong only to men, as Massoud Rajavi said: this gives it credibility.
It follows the testimony by members of the resistance: they denounce the misogyny and tyranny of Raisi.
Among the international representatives, the Danish Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Urška Bačovnik Janša, Slovenian, the Albanian Mimi Kodheli, Maria da Graça Carvalho, Portuguese, and others.
Rita Süssmuth, a German and old friend and supporter of Maryam Rajavi, in her long speech thanks the men participating and focuses on equality. It is not just a women’s issue: “No one can tell us what to do”. Gender equality is not only an Iranian issue and must end. ” We are still a minority, even in Europe, when it comes to participation (…) we must do things together, men and women”. She compares the situation in Ukraine to that in Iran: women should not be considered as the weak part of the resistance. The new generations are different: even men can cry, it is not a feminine prerogative or debases their manhood. The leadership of Maryam Rajavi and all his efforts for democracy and cooperation, including between different religions, are underlined.
Yelyzaveta Yasko, from Ukraine, talks about what is happening in Kyiv: everyone is trying to get through the humanitarian corridors. Her message to all women is: “Please do not give up, wherever you are (…) we need peace in Ukraine, in Europe, in the world”.
Musical performance of the women’s choir of the Albanian camp Ashraf 3: their greeting goes to the MEK activists and to the Ukrainian women. The song “March of Human” is a message of peace for the whole world.
Solidarity also from non-European countries: Colombian Ingrid Betancourt points out that tyranny has different faces and condemns Putin’s attack on Ukraine. “We are here because we are all freedom fighters and we do not give up. We fight for our rights”. Many Iranians live in tyranny, but the new generations give hope. Participation must be male and female at all levels. It’s hard to accomplish, but it’s possible because of Maryam Rajavi’s leadership and her determination, made of charisma and resilience. Women can succeed if they unite and Maryam Rajavi has given voice to thousands of women excluded from the misogyny of the regime, so she must be supported.
Linda Chavez, US, blames Putin for what is happening in Ukraine and says that another country capable of making nuclear weapons is Iran. She criticizes Raisi and urges Iranian women to continue their fight.
Another Iran is desirable: an Iran that is finally free, democratic, without nuclear power, without violence, and without gender differences. This is possible and Iranian women are fighting together with men to make it happen as soon as possible.