The US House of Representatives, via House Resolution 1371, has not only given those who live in the US an opportunity to continue to push for the removal of the Islamic Republic – it provides an opportunity for all of us to do so.This letter is to help our friends outside of the United States to inform other governments about the American legislation, and to demand removal of the Islamic Republic. All 54 ECOSOC member countries are responsible for this travesty against women.
Email your representative in government and repeat your demand for removing the Islamic Republic from the National Commission on the Status of Women. (DANSK)
Dear (name of your representative in national government):
At the end of April this year, world leaders stayed silent while the Islamic Republic of Iran – the most virulently misogynistic, gender apartheidist regime in the world – was handed a seat on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. This criminal gang of murderers and thugs, which should be tried in international court for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide was instead asked to serve as a champion for women’s equality.
Perhaps those who turned a blind eye on 30 years of this gang’s atrocities thought that this “issue” would fade from the public’s consciousness, but I assure you that it has not. Although the United States had initially participated in granting a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women to these anti-woman criminals, under the pressure of spreading public awareness and growing sympathy worldwide for Iranian women’s struggle for equality and freedom, several American Congressmen submitted a bill to their House of Representatives (House Resolution 1371) on May 19 2010 with the following demands of the US government:
That the House of Representatives–
(1) condemns the selection of the Government of Iran to serve on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women;
(2) calls on the Administration to denounce the selection of the Government of Iran to serve on the Commission;
(3) urges the President to direct the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States at the United Nations to advocate for the removal of the Government of Iran from the Commission; and
(4) reaffirms its solidarity with the Iranian people in their continuing struggle for freedom and human rights, including equal rights for women in Iran.
Your government declined to uphold its duty to stand against the well-known, well documented brutalities that the Islamic regime inflicts upon women. By seating the Islamic regime on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, not only do you give this gang of murderers legitimacy on the international stage, but you allow that government to propagate its misogyny throughout the world, given the Commission’s central role in setting global policy on gender equity and the advancement of women.
It is time to correct your mistake. As a citizen of [xx - your country's name], I demand that our government take immediate legislative action to ensure the rapid removal of the Islamic regime from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.