The role of women in politics has increased in recent years because of policy changes designed to enable women’s rights. These days you see many women taking an active role in government, and Maryam Rajavi has done just that with Iran politics.
Marya Rajavi – a Voice against Islamic Fundamentalism
President-elect of the Iranian opposition, Maryam Rajavi is trying, with the help of her movement, to free Iran and bring in new plans for the future of the country.
As a Muslim woman, she has written a number of books and is a voice against Islamic fundamentalism, promoting a democratic Islam where Iran human rights can prevail. To know more about Maryam Rajavi please visit www.maryam-rajavi.com.
Masoud Rajavi – Dead or Alive?
Her husband too, Masoud Rajavi, born in eastern Iran in 1947 and with a degree in political science, became a member of the PMOI/MEK’s Central Committee. He ran for office on behalf of the PMOI/MEK. He has faced much oppression and been tortured and sentenced to death.
Nobody knows if he is alive today, but the people of Iran are protesting against the regime’s entirety and demanding the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime. Since 1981, this is precisely the goal that Massoud Rajavi and the MEK have been fighting for.
No human Rights or Social Freedom
Some four decades ago, an authoritarian regime seized power in Iran, and today there is hardly any country in the world that has remained unscathed and safe from Islamic fundamentalism and its terrorism. There is huge suppression, and Rajavi is leading a struggle to establish democracy and freedom in Iran.
As far as Iran women rights are concerned, Maryam Rajavi, known as the People’s Mujaheddin of Iran or MEK, says that presently women don’t have a role with any decision-making with the current ruling regime. She says that women in that country are being deprived of their personal and social freedom. Women in the country aren’t allowed to dress as they like, and they aren’t even allowed to travel without restrictions.
Arrested for objection to the Headscarf
Even a human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is known to have defended a number of women detained for protesting the compulsory headscarf, was detained. Several other attorneys were also detained in 2018.
The country of Iran is constantly in the news with rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. Thousands of Iran resistance supporters recently gathered and marched in Brussels – the first of a number of marches around the world. There was one in Washington in June as well, and in fact, a wave of Iran protest marches are planned in all major Western capitals.
The leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Rajavi has outlined her 10-point plan for the future of Iran. These points are essential for Iran’s long-term integration into the community of nations, for advocating more Western policies and to discontinue the current regimes nonsensical grip on power.