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International Women’s Day (March 8) Events Organised by One Law For All

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One Law For All is organising several events in major cities on International Women’s Day (March 8) to voice opposition to Sharia law and all religious-based tribunals in Britain and elsewhere. One Law For All demands one secular law, full citizenship rights, an end to cultural relativism and racism, and defends universal rights.

March 7, North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London
3:30-4:30pm, Symbolic rally and march towards Red Lion Square from 4:30-5:30pm
6:00-8:00pm, Public Meeting on Sharia Law, Sexual Apartheid and Women's Rights
Conway Hall, 25 Red Line Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Speakers at the public meeting include: Sargul Ahmad (International Campaign against Civil Law in Kurdistan Iraq Head), Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Journalist and British Muslims for Secular Democracy Chair), Naser Khader (Democratic Muslims Founder), Gina Khan (One Law for All Spokesperson), Kenan Malik (Writer and Broadcaster), Yasaman Molazadeh (One Law for All Legal Coordinator):Maryam Namazie (Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran and One Law for All Spokesperson), Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism founding member), Fariborz Pooya (Iranian Secular Society and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Chair), and Carla Revere (Lawyers’ Secular Society Chair).

Prizes for our Art Competition will be awarded at the March 7 public meeting. People can still participate in the competition by submitting a painting, drawing, photograph, animation or short video in digital format no later than February 27, 2009. The goal of the art competition is to expose the discriminatory nature of Sharia and religious-based tribunals and/or promote equal rights for all citizens, as embodied by the campaign's emblematic phrase: One Law for All. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of prominent judges, namely, AC Grayling (Philosopher), Deeyah (Singer), Johann Hari (Journalist and Playwright) and Polly Toynbee (Writer and Columnist).
For more information: 07719166731 or email

28 February, Venue: 3350 Victoria Street
7:00pm, IWD celebration including speeches, film screening, music, dance
8 March, city centre, across art gallery, Vancouver
Tent and informational stall on situation of women in Iran
March 20, UBC Vancouver
6:30pm, Maryam Namazie’s presentation on Political Islam, Sharia and Women’s Rights
March 23, 2009, UVIC, Victoria, BC
6:30-9:30pm, Maryam Namazie’s presentation
For more information: +1 604 727 8987
March 7, to York University
Demonstration along with informational stall
March 14, 25 Cecil Street, United Steelworkers’ Hall
7:30pm, Panel discussion on Political Islam, Sharia and Women’s Rights with Maryam Namazie (Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain), Tarek Fatah (Founder of Muslim Canadian Congress and Author of "Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State,") Khayal Ibrahim (Women's Liberation in Iraq), Justin Trottier (Executive Director of Center for Inquiry, Ontario) and Issam Shukri (Head of the Organization for the Defense of Secularism and Civil Rights in Iraq).
For more information: +1 416 471 7138

7 March, City Centre, Bellecour, Photo exhibition and informational table

Frankfurt, City Centre
27 February, weekly
Demonstration against sexual apartheid in Iran along with photo exhibition and information stall every Friday from 12-2pm in the university.
For more information: +49 172 971 6227
March 6 and 7, informational stalls in the city centre
March 7, IWD event with speeches
For more information: +49 172 403 7035
March 8, Participation in IWD event with informational stall
For more information: +49 176 248 66317

March 7, 2009, Årsta Folkets Hus
7:00pm, Ceremony including speeches, music, poetry reading, and s play
March 8, 2009, Venue: Södermalmstorg in T-Slussen
2:00-4:00pm, Meeting with exhibition on women’s rights struggle in Iran
4:00pm onwards, IWD march
For more information, contact: +46 7036 10279
March 6, Wieselgrensplatsen
7:00pm, Mina Ahadi will speak at the celebration event with music and dance
For more information: +46 707 387 548
March 8, 2009, 4:30-6:00pm
Meeting and rally including an exhibition of women’s situation in Iran
6:00pm, IWD march
For more information: +46 703 610 279
March 8, 2009, Kirsebergs Fritid och Kulturhus
3:00pm onwards, Participation in an IWD event including a speech by Farideh Arman, music, slide show on the situation of women in Iran and book stall
March 14, Venue: Jannet Kaffe, Nobelvägen 24
6:00pm, IWD celebration night including speech by Farideh Arman and music
For more information: +46 703 638 088
There will also be IWD celebrations in Helsingborg and Boras on March 8, 2009

8 March, Russell Creek Park, Plano, 12-5pm, rally
For more information: +1 214 675 2120

BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731

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