Bethnahrain Women’s Union condemns Iran’s violations of women’s rights

BETH NAHRIN, Iraq — The Bethnahrain Women’s Union (Huyodo d’Neshe d’Bethnahrin, HNB) continues to denounce the violence practiced by the Iranian police against the demonstrators, who went out to protest the killing of young Kurdish woman Zhina “Mahsa” Amini.

In a statement, the HNB reiterated its denunciations against the abuses of the Iranian authorities against women and demonstrators who continue their protests against the regime which were sparked by the killing of Amini a week ago. Amini died in hospital from injuries she received after being beaten by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for not properly wearing a headscarf.

At the beginning of the statement, HBN talked about the role that women have played throughout human history, starting with her personality as a leader, administrator, and creator.

The prominent role of women in human society has been subverted by patriarchal systems and they have become marginalized and oppressed, said the statement.

Women continue to suffer from underdevelopment and oppression, especially in the Middle East, where the killing of women continues at alarming levels, said the HBN.

Despite previous efforts at reform, democracy and equality for women in Iran have not been realized, said the organization.

At the conclusion of its statement, the HBN said that it considers the attacks against women an attack on all humanity in an effort to prevent the realization of democracy in Iran.