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

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Nejat Abu Bakr from Palestine:  In the Name of the Great Merciful God,

Dearest friends,
First lady, Maryam Rajavi, First lady of the East and of free and bold speaking,

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Christine Ockrent: Ladies and gentlemen, good evening, what a beautiful and long day; We heard a lot of speeches by prominent personalities but there is one aspect that has not been sufficiently emphasized.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Rita Sussmuth:  Very short, because I heard that there's 20 more speakers addressing to you.  I suppose you are tired now.  But however, it's a big honor to be with you. 

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Aude de Thuin: It is very impressive to see you here tonight and to recognize some women that I find whenever I stand here. Thank you for your welcome.
With the recent elections in Iran, we understand the meaning of this day much more.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Michèle Alliot-Marie: Madam President, dear brave Maryam Rajavi and all of you who struggle for your freedom, for freedom of your country, for freedom of your people, injustice has no destiny. Violence has no destiny.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee: My name is Sheila Jackson Lee. I am your sister. You are my family. And we are standing together in the struggle and we will never, never give up. I am privileged to stand here with Republicans and Democrats.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Linda Chavez, moderator of the conference: Hello. My name is Linda Chavez. I served in the White House on the senior staff under President Ronald Reagan. It is a great honor and pleasure to be with you today.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Ingrid Betancourt: I have two minutes to talk to you and to tell you so many things that I wish I would have had more time. But I will reduce my list of points to two. First, I want all of you to know how much I love you.

Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran - June 2013 (Villepinte, Paris)

Frances Townsend: Thank you very much. Many of my American colleagues in particular have spoken eloquently about the many injustices, the lack of protection at Liberty and Ashraf, Kobler and Maliki's deception and duplicity, and the tragic and unnecessary loss of life.

Foreword by Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of NCRI’s Women Committee

«I firmly believe in a future where women are free to lead and contribute to their societies and will be the source to ratify misogyny and it is here that we must build an international from against fundamentalism.»