IABA & Coalition of Iranian American Organizations Sign Letter Urging UN to Remove Iran from Commission on Status of Women

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The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) and a coalition of Iranian American organizations have signed on to on to a new letter calling on the United
Nations to expel Iran from the body’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an
arm of the UN which is committed to gender equality and women empowerment. The
coalition includes PAAIA, Center for Human Rights in Iran, Iranian American Bar
Association, and PARS Equality Center.

Released in late October, the letter was organized by global experts on Iran and
women’s issues, including exemplary women such as Shirin Ebadi, Secretary Clinton,
Malala Yousafzai, Nazanin Boniadi, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Mahnaz Afkhami,
Gissou Nia and others.

Read the Letter

Following the initial release of the letter, on November 2nd, Vice President Kamala
Harris announced the United States will work to remove Iran from the Commission on
the Status of Women.

PAAIA and coalition members continue to condemn the violence towards women,
including in the ongoing crackdown on peaceful protesters which has led to hundreds of injuries and deaths.