NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

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.

IWD Speeches

I would like first to pay tribute to the women in Camp Liberty. I think we cannot begin any sentence here today on the eve of the Women's Day without having them in mind...

The difficult challenge of Islamic fundamentalism which is no longer a threat only to the Middle East but also a threat in Paris, Brussels and everywhere in the West threatens all our democratic liberal values in the western world but we should keep in mind that Iranian people were the first to suffer from Islamic fundamentalism and the Iranian resistance movement was the first to start the fight against this evil regime.

Almost every day we know of new atrocities committed by ISIS... All these movements that now scandalize us whether Shiite or Sunnit have the Iranian regime as an example. For that very reason, any regression in condemning the Iranian regime, any agreement with the Iranian regime seeking to hide the reality of this despotic and cruel government any step back in the fight for freedom in Iran will help the misogynistic model to extend through the region and even in democratic countries.

Misogyny is not only against international human rights conventions, it is also the ultimate proof of diminished intelligence and absence of vision. What else could it mean to persecute and exclude half of human talent and capacity? Freedom doesn't stand up for itself, democracy doesn't stand up for it; equality and rule of law doesn't stand up for itself. I'm here to say thank you to all the women standing for freedom, equality, democracy and the rule of law...

As a member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee in the European Parliament I fight for equal rights of women wherever they are. Since becoming acquainted with the NCRI Women's Committee I have been privileged to learn about the pivotal role of women in the struggle to bring about a fair and free Iran led by Maryam Rajavi, led by women but working alongside fair-minded men for the benefit of all citizens...

I have known myself as a member of this Resistance for years...

Madam President

I became aware of the threat of fundamentalism 20 years ago through your speeches. It is only a few years after the Arab Spring, and it is already clear for us how serious the role of religious fundamentalism is...

It is not easy for us to introduce ourselves and say that we have come from Syria, where 2million Syrian nationals have been killed and wounded during the four years since the beginning of the revolution...

I have come to express my solidarity with you all in this very important and historical day marking women's day. In my experience as someone who has been a crusader to establish the rights of women I understand the importance of being here among you today. The gathering in Berlin is unique as it is held to discuss one of the most serious challenges of the world that we are facing today that is Islamic fundamentalism.

We feel obliged to accompany you and emphasize that there is no culture or religion that would legitimize discrimination against women...
The Association of Women of Germany seeks to realize this objective... You can count on us as being on your side in the struggle against misogynous culture. We wish you courage, perseverance and success. Because whoever promotes women, empowers the world.

I would like to salute you from the bottom of my heart. I would like to greet you on behalf of I am the Mayor of Templehov­ Shoneberg and more than 800 Iranians live in this district. I am very happy about this. We are very open to the outside world. We wish to see the same attitude around the world and also in Iran.