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World Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening concludes activities

Tehran, July 12, – World Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening concluded its two-day activities at 12:30 a.m. Thursday after commemorating revered family members of martyrs in various countries, including IR of Iran.

The closing ceremony of the international event was held at the auditorium of Tehran’s Milad Tower, in the presence of the Supreme Leader’s Consultant in International Affairs and Secretary General of World Forum on Islamic Awakening Ali-Akbar Velayati, who gave an address, and over 500 elite female activists in various cultural and social fields.

The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the event was the Islamic Republic of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday at the opening ceremony of the World Assembly of Women and Islamic Awakening in presence of 1500 elite women from 180 countries including Iran the hegemonic powers are abusing human rights for their interventionist goals.

He said the hegemonic powers are deceiving the world with their false motto of defending human rights, freedom, rights of nations, prospects for better life, democracy and political and economic development which according to them will be available by bombardment and military intervention on sovereign nations.

He said the current world order and the global governing system are in need of basic change and an overhaul because the international community could not cope with the paralysis in administration of the global affairs.

'The Islamic Awakening is the most original ground for the basic changes in the world order. The whole world has to undergo transformation all at once,' President Ahmadinejad said.

He said that any nation which decides to make a change and go away from the colonial powers to develop national independence will be targeted by all international organizations.

On the role of women in social development, he said that both men and women play their own due role, adding that he believes the role of women in social development is more significant and enduring.

Saying that it is impossible for societies to resist changes if women strongly desire it, the president said the Iranian society is a living example of this phenomenon which the world is standing witness to it.

About the responsibility and role of women in Islamic Awakening, the president stressed that all revolutionary movements should target the Zionist regime because it is the den of hegemonic powers and the nations will not experience the slightest happiness as long as the Zionist regime exists.

In Tehran nearly 1,500 female intellectuals, scholars’ activists from around the world discussed the role of Muslim women in ousting autocratic rulers in the Middle East and North Africa; women representing nations that first and foremost want their movement to be known to the world as an “Islamic” awakening.

This issue was explicitly echoed by secretary general of the World Assembly of the Islamic Awakening.

Achievements and demands, international relations and interactions, as well as the issue of family became topics these women had a lot to share about while others like ten year old Fatimah from Bahrain were simply happy to have found somewhere to freely voice their sentiments.

But above all the conference became the place to discuss the role that women play in the movement.

This is the fourth conference organized by the World Assembly of the Islamic Awakening since the movement began in January 2011. A general assembly, an assembly of the youth and later poets was held in Tehran last year.

The Islamic Awakening is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Muslim world. Since 18 December 2010, there have been revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt; a civil war in Libya resulting in the fall of its regime; civil uprisings in Bahrain and Yemen; major protests in occupied Palestine against the Zionist regime, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Oman, and minor protests in Kuwait, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia and Western Sahara. (PNA/Irna)


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