November 25 has been called the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day aims to emphasize and promote women's rights and to draw attention to violence against women and girls around the world. They have been discriminated against.
Types of violence against women in the world include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and cultural violence.
In the context of physical violence, women are beaten by their husbands or other family members. Psychological violence also includes threats, humiliation and control through creating fear and using isolation measures.
In the field of sexual violence, the most prominent cases are rape, sexual coercion and the like that happen to women. Economic violence also includes limiting access to financial resources and economic hardship due to gender.
In Iran, however, violence against women is not only seen as individual acts, but also as a sociological, systematic and structural phenomenon.
In Iran, there are many criticisms of some laws and policies from women's rights activists and international institutions, as anti-women and violent laws and policies against women.
For example, inequality in access to educational and professional opportunities, legal barriers in financial and even cultural issues form the basis of systematic violence against women.
On the other hand, Islamic anti-women laws such as inheritance rights, divorce rights, custody rights, and mandatory hijab regulations, child marriage are among the violence that the anti-women laws of the Islamic Republic intensify! They become the basis for more personal and social violence against women.
Iranian women are subjected to violence more than anywhere else under the banner of culture and law. The fight against these inequalities requires an all-round and persistent daily struggle. In order to overthrow the anti-women authoritarian Islamic rule of the existing system structures, with education and awareness Social outreach as well as the fundamental change of laws and their explanation based on equal human rights and free from discrimination opened a new plan and realized the slogan of women's life of freedom.
And remember it at the end
Violence is not the worst thing in the world, but ignoring violence is the worst thing in the world, the difficulty of this responsibility is the responsibility of each and every person who wants freedom and equality, until the achievement of freedom and equality for all women...
Nasim Mohammadi, November 18, 2023