Iran regime at the bottom of gender equality list

Iran regime at the bottom of gender equality list

Published by on December 18, 2015

Gender-Equality-IranAccording to a recent international survey by the World Economic Forum released last week, Iranian regime is ranked 141 in gender equality among 145 countries assessed, dropping four steps from last year’s assessment.

Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden and Norway – filled the top four positions with Iceland ranking first for the 7th consecutive year.

Last year, Iran was placed 137th among 145 countries assessed.

The ranking is based on assessments made on several criteria including opportunities for women to participate in economic activities, women’s access to education, women’s access to health care and women’s access to political office.


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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

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