"One Million Signatures Campaign" in 2008 Calender of the War Resisters League
Friday 27 April 2007
Change for Equality: the War Resisters League put Iranian women’s "One Million Signatures Campaign" in it’s 2008 calender.
WRL was organized in 1923 by men and women who had opposed WWI, many of whom had been jailed for refusing military service. The founders, including Jessie Wallace Hughan, leading suffragette, socialist, and pacifist, believed that if enough people stood in total opposition to war, governments would hesitate to go to war.
Through its whole history the League has remained independent of any political party; opposed to conscription and authoritarianism, censorship and racism in any country; and holds to a nonaligned position in international work.
Some of their recent calender were:
* 52 True Stories of Nonviolent Success (2002)
* Nourishing the Nonviolent Revolution (2003)
* 75 Years of Nonviolent Resistance (a history of WRL, 1998)
* Screenpeace—An Antiwar Film Festival (2007-available now)
Below is the text they wrote about Iranian women’s campaign:
Iranian women’s rights activists are fighting gender apartheid through the “One Million Signatures” campaign, which demands an end to discriminatory laws against women. It is a continuation of Iranian women’s century-long struggle for gender equality.