Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

This is my third opportunity to speak to this group and I want to thank Mrs. Rajavi for inviting me to be part of it because I'm always inspired by not just the dynamism of the women here but the partnership of women and men here who understand what is fundamental to changing society, what Iran needs to be...

Now there is an extraordinary body of research that says when you have women in organizations and in management the organizations function better, the companies are more profitable...

Scholars who look at democracy and the process of democratization (have realized) that one of the key indicators of democratic progress is an improvement in the status of women. That you cannot have functioning democracies if women are not free, do not have equal status, if women are not protected... So women, you are the key to the future not because you're better than men but because you're the other essential half of society.

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