Communist Youth Organization

The Youth Branch of The Workers’ Communist Party of Iran

Communist Youth Organization of Iran March 2nd protest!

On March 2nd the Communist Youth Organization of the Workers’ Communist Party of Iran held a women’s rights demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden. This protest made a resounding media impact around the world with coverage from over 25 different international news agencies and close to 10 different languages!
During this protest two women became nude with the slogans “my nudity is my voice!” and “hijab is not my choice!” printed on their chests.
This protest underscored the reality of women’s right under Islam. The protesters exclaimed with their voices and their nudity that all Islamic regimes are agents of the oppression, de-humanization, humiliation, and degradation of women: that Islam is first and foremost a vehicle to enslave women. With this reverberating demonstration these Iranian communist youth activists brought attention to the gender apartheid, anti-women regime in Iran: a regime that has remained in power for almost 30 years using torture, public stoning, public amputations and public hangings to propagate fear and terror. 

Although the focus of this protest was squarely set to raise awareness women’s rights and freedoms under Islam, with a specific focus on the Islamic republic of Iran’s violence against women, it was also a strong comradeship and solidarity with all freedom lovers, and all women activists around the world that have taken stance for women’s rights. It was also a prequel to larger event: March 8th (The International Women’s Day).
One of the women’s rights groups that have had a large media impact around the world recently is FEMEN. This Ukrainian based women’s rights group has held several nude protests against various dictators and religious icons such as the catholic pope and in solidarity with female activists such as the Egyptian protester Alia Al Mahdi. Different open groups associated with FEMEN have held demonstrations around the world. Currently FEMEN headquarters is based in Ukraine; however it is opening branches in various European cities, in Canada and the United States.
The nude protest by the Communist Youth Organization of Iran was in part inspired by the FEMEN nude style
activism that has had vast media impact (“my breasts are my weapons”) around the globe. Although the work of the CYO is more complex and specific (a prime focus on Iran) in nature, it shares close ties with FEMEN in its’ views in regards to women’s right and freedoms (one of the many branches existing in the Worker Communist Party). The two groups are planning joint demonstrations and various events in the future.
The March 2nd protest was covered by the following news agencies and many other media sources:

The voice of Russia

Milliyet news

Blitzquotidiano news

Cedar news

Ekstrabladet news

Profi-Forex news

Hurriyet news

Actualidad news

Flashback news

Zing news

Albawaba news

Sun news network

Huffington post news network
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/iranian-topless-protest-video-hijabs-sweden-nsfw_n_2805958.html

The inquisitor news network

The digital journal

International Business Times

Huffington post United Kingdom

MSN news

Hidayatuallah news

Inilah news

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