Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Join Equal Rights Now events for International Women’s Day!


March 7, 2009
North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London 3:30-4:30pm, Symbolic rallyand march towards Red Lion Square from 4:30-5:30pm 6:00-8:00pm, Public Meeting on Sharia Law, Sexual Apartheid and Women's Rights Conway Hall, 25 Red Line Square, London, WC1R 4RL Speakers at the public meeting
Sargul Ahmad (International Campaign against Civil Law in Kurdistan Iraq ead),
Yasmin Alibhai- Brown (Journalist and British Muslims for Secular Democracy Chair), Naser Khader(Democratic Muslims Founder),
Gina Khan (One Law for All pokesperson),
Kenan Malik (Writer and Broadcaster),
Yasaman Molazadeh (One Law for All Legal Coordinator),
Maryam Namazie (Equal Rights Now – Organization against omen’s Discrimination in Iran and One Law for All Spokesperson),
Pragna Patel Southall ( Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism founding member),
Fariborz Pooya (Iranian Secular Society and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Chair), and
Carla Revere (Lawyers’ Secular Society Chair).

Prizes for our Art Competition will be awarded at the March 7 public meeting. People can still participate in the competition by submitting a painting, drawing, photograph, animation or short video in digital format no later than February 27, 2009.

The goal of the art competition is to expose the discriminatory nature of Sharia and eligiousbased
tribunals and/or promote equal rights for all citizens, as embodied by the campaign's emblematic phrase: One Law for All. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of prominent judges, namely, AC Grayling (Philosopher), Deeyah (Singer), Johann Hari (Journalist and Playwright) and Polly Toynbee (Writer andColumnist).
For more information:
+447719166731 or


28 February, 2009
3350 Victoria Street 7:00pm, IWD celebration including speeches, film screening, music, dance

8 March, 2009
city centre, across art gallery, Vancouver Tent and informational stall on situation of Women in Iran

March 20, 2009
UBC Vancouver 6:30pm, Maryam Namazie’s presentation on Political Islam, Sharia and Women’s Rights


March 23, 2009
UVIC, Victoria , BC 6:30-9:30pm, Maryam Namazie’s presentation
For more information:
+1 604 727 8987


March 7, 2009
to York University Demonstration along with informational stall March 14, 25 Cecil Street , United Steelworkers’ Hall:30pm, Panel discussion onPolitical Islam, Sharia and
Women’s Rights with :
Maryam Namazie (Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain),
Tarek Fatah
(Founder of Muslim Canadian Congress and Author of "Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State," )
Khayal Ibrahim (Women's Liberation in Iraq),
Justin Trottier (Executive Director of Center for Inquiry, Ontario)
and Issam Shukri (Head of the Organization for the Defense of Secularism and Civil Rights in Iraq).

7 March, 2009
City Centre, Bellecour , Photo exhibition and informational table


27 February,2009
City Centre weekly Demonstration against sexual apartheid in Iran along with photo exhibition and information stall every Friday from 12-2pm in the university.
For more information:
+49 172 971 6227


March 6 and 7, 2009
informational stalls in the city centre March 7, IWD event with speeches
For more information:
+49 172 403 7035


March 8,2009
Participation in IWD event with informational stall
For more information:
+49 176 248 66317


March 7, 2009
Årsta Folkets Hus 7:00pm, Ceremony including speeches, music, poetry reading,
and s play

March 8, 2009
Venue: Södermalmstorg in T-Slussen 2:00-4:00pm, Meeting with exhibition on women’s rights
struggle in Iran 4:00pm onwards, IWD march
For more information, contact:
+46 7036 10279


March 6, 2009
Wieselgrensplatsen 7:00pm, Mina Ahadi will speak at the celebration event with music and dance
For more information:
+46 707 387 548

March 8, 2009
4:30-6:00pm Meeting and rally including an exhibition of women’s situation in Iran 6:00pm, IWD march
For more information:
+46 703 610 279


March 8, 2009
Kirsebergs Fritid och Kulturhus 3:00pm onwards, Participation in an IWD event including a speech by Farideh Arman, music , slide show on the situation of women in Iran and book stall

March 14, 2009
Venue: Jannet Kaffe, Nobelvägen 24 6:00pm, IWD celebration night including speech by Farideh Arman and music
For more information:
+46 703 638 088

There will also be IWD celebrations in Helsingborg and Boras on March 8, 2009


8 March, 2009
Russell Creek Park, Plano, 12-5pm, rally
For more information:
+1 214 675 2120

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