June 17, 2006
at the 30th annual HAC Conference
would like to thank The Humanist Association of
is an hounor to be selected as Humanist of the Year by your organization. It is
a privilege to be amongst you and as always this gives me energy and strength
to continue fighting for secularism. As I have mentioned repeatedly the International Campaign against
The presents of the activists such as you, in the movement against the interference of Religion with state and justice system empowered our movement. Today’s victory is the result of our collective contributions.
I believe your act in selecting me as Humanist of the year is to further strengthen the forefront of the people’s ranks. This is an encouragement for me and other activists to continue the fight for a better world for all.
you all know, it has been almost three years since the International Campaign
The activity of Campaign gave courage to the movement to stay firm in defending women’ rights and not to bend/ or ignore women and children’s rights for the sake of respect to culture, religion or even nationality; with no exaggeration, we managed to build strong bond and solidarity within women’s rights activists and freedom seekers not only locally but also nationally and Internationally.
“Under the banner of one law for all” we managed to save the life of hundreds of immigrant women and young girls who came from so called Islamic countries or were members of so called Islamic communities directly or indirectly.
we are continuing our struggle for total separation of religion from state and
education system as we believe no religion should be imposed on children.
Children have no religion. We are running
another campaign parallel with this campaign against religion
under the banner of “one system of education for all”, We stated in our declaration that “in order to guarantee that the rights of children take precedence over any national, racial, political, ideological, and religious considerations or interests, the state should call for the total separation of religion from education, and adopt a secular educational system for all children”
We do our best to be actively involved at all times and anywhere the rights of women and children are being under the attack by any religious groups and anywhere the governments and party on power try to negotiate these rights with religious groups or religious state.
I am sure together we can build a safe, free, equal, and prosperous society and this we owe to our society.