MEK Iran: Lady Val Corbett AT Online Conference Marking International Women’s Day 2021
Transcript of remarks by Lady Val Corbett at the online conference marking International Women’s Day 2021.
President-Elect Madame Rajavi, Members of Parliament, distinguished speakers, PMI members, and especially the women of the Iranian resistance in Ashraf in Albania, following this conference on satellite TV or online, thank you very much indeed for inviting me to speak on International Women’s Day.
It’s a day that we mark the contribution made by women across the world, but particularly in Iran, to the cause of equalizing women and for the eradication of gender-based violence, which continues to be a stain on our society.
Regime change in Iran
Today, I again wish for regime change in Iran, so it can be a country, which respects cultural diversity, promotes gender equality, and encourages women, above all, to take their rightful place in society.
As we’ve heard the plight of women in Iran has faced paradox, then to religious dogma, and was cracked down on the thinking process throughout the country. Women, of course, are at the forefront of those contests because they seek that freedom with introspections about how they’re allowed to dress, to say, and whom they can associate with. But despite the sanity of the regime, these nonviolent ferocious work because they make the Iranian people far more resolute and resilient, and they need to be.
The bravest of the brave
So, today, I send this message from free women of Britain to the women of Iran, particularly those in Albania, we regard you as the bravest of the brave, and we support your continuing struggle because when Mrs. Rajavi becomes president, Iranian women will stand beside men as equal citizens.
But all of you in Iran and Albania, know that we regard you as our sisters. We send you love, and we support your right to be heard.
Iran will be free
Finally, I’m very proud to see the continued cross-party involvement of MPs and peers in the British Committee for Iran’s Freedom. I’m proud that you’re continuing the legacy of my late husband, Robin Corbett, who founded the committee to support the people of Iran and the NCRI to bring about a free democratic event.
I have no doubt that Robin used to say when he ended his speeches, and I will say it too, “Iran will be free.”