Today is the 2017 International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme at the United Nations is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”
The United Nations observance on 8 March calls upon all member nations – including Iran – to “Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030” by ensuring that the world of work works for all women.
Women have always been a driving force for change in Iran. Over the years, they have stood side-by-side in our streets pushing for change for all Iran. And yet, our nation’s women have fewer legal rights and have to navigate outdated notions of a woman’s role imposed on them in order to do the same work as men. If Iran will every truly be free, it starts with creating true equality for her women. Indeed, I believe the future of Iran rests with our women and our youth.
God bless the women of Iran, today, and always.