News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
International conference in Paris on international Day of Women took place in Paris on Saturday, March 1.
A wide range of participants reiterated the need to support the Iranian Resistance against the religious dictatorship that rules Iran. According to the participants, preventing Tehran from supporting Islamic fundamentalists is necessary to guarantee the rights of women in Islamic countries.
Women with traditional and local attires as well as Western-oriented clothes filled the huge meeting hall.
In addition to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, other speakers to this conference were: Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada;
Michèle Alliot-Marie, former French Minister of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Justice; Rita Süssmuth, former President of the Bundestag;
Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate in Colombia; Carmen Quintanilla, Chair of the Spanish Parliament Women’s Committee; Linda Chavez, former White House Director of Public Liaison; Edit Bauer, member of European Parliament; Els Demol, member of Belgian Parliament; the Italian delegation, including Gianna Gancia, Governor of Cuneo, and Elisabetta Zamparutti, former member of parliament; the delegation from Iceland, including Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir, chairwoman of Iceland’s Independent party, and Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir, former speaker of the Parliament; Naayem Al-Ajaremeh, Chair of Jordanian Parliament Women's Committee; Najima Thay Thay, Rhozali, former Moroccan Minister; Aude de Thuin, founder of International Women’s Forum for Economy and Society; Dr Kiran Bedi from India, Advisor to Un Secretary General; Anissa Boumediene, Lawyer and former Algerian First Lady; Meredith Bergman, former President of the Senate in New South Wales, Australia; Sara Chandler, Chair of the British Law Society's Human Rights Committee; Mariane Pearl, French journalist; Phumla Mandela, women’s rights activist in South Africa and daughter to late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela; Nontombi Naomi Tutu, human rights activist from South Africa; Dr. Kristian Snow, women's rights advocate; Zinat Mir-Hashemi, member of NCRI, Editor in Chief of Nabard-e-Khalq, and representatives of Iranian communities.