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

Ingrid Betancourt - French Colombian politician and former senator

We will not accept that Maryam Rajavi will be anymore alone in the international scene. We will be with you, all the time, until we arrive to the final day of liberation of Iran.

Anissa Boumediene - Aude de Thuin - President of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in France - Former Algerian first lady

Once again we are gathered to commemorate March 8, Women’s Day. Today I prefer to substitute another expression: celebrate. The equal struggle of women with men in all fields, economic, scientific, social, cultural and political.

Neila Linen - Chair of Belgian state women’s committee

On the international women’s day, I want to begin with saluting all my brave sisters in Ashraf and Liberty who have been standing up against this brutal and misogynous rule of the mullahs. You have today thousands of women in all corners of the world who think of you and your fight for security and safety and get encouragement from your bravery.

Merete Riisager  - Chair of women’s committee of the Danish parliament

Women of camp Liberty, you have our eyes upon you and you have our support.
It is a great honor for me to be here joining all these men and women to continue struggle for human rights, democracy and personal freedom of Iranian women. I cannot even begin to understand the suffering of Iranian women and the bravery of men and women living in camp Ashraf and liberty.

Katrin Gunnarsdottir - Former Minister of Education - Iceland

Dear Madam Rajavi, friends of Iranian Resistance movement, and other distinguished guests It is a great pleasure for me to be able to attend this important event. There is a resistance fight that you are all conducting. It is remarkable and admirable and will hopefully results in a regime change whereby the fundamentalist religious dictatorship in your country will be replaced by a proper democratic government.

Cynthia Fleury  - Philosopher and professor at the American University in Paris

Dear Maryam, Dear Friends
We are together again for sad news. The death of seven people and wounding of dozens in the last attack on Camp Liberty.

Caridad Garcia - Spokeswomen for the Spanish Parliament committee on Education

Dear President Rajavi, dear friends, thank you for inviting me to take part in this conference on behalf of my organization and thank you for giving me the opportunity to know better the experiences of the Iranian resistance in their fight for freedom, democracy and equality.

European Union Ambassador for Humanitarian Causes - Tasha de Vasconcelos

Ladies, it is wonderful to back with you on this great day and in support of this great cause. We can join together to help change and make a difference and I salute Madam Rajavi and give her my support from the bottom of my heart. In my role as European Union Ambassador I continue my work of serving and shining a light on such issues.

Edith Bauer - MEP Slovakia, Chair of EP solidarity

group Women for a Free Iran Dear President Rajavi, distinguished guests, dear friends. I’m really very pleased to be with you again after years and have the opportunity to participate in this very unique event organized by the Iranian resistance.

Carlota Ripoll Juan - Member of the Spanish Senate and committee of Relationships with EU

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of the Iranian national resistance, personalities, colleagues from the General Courts (Spanish Parliament), friends, Good afternoon everybody. It is the second time in this year that I have the opportunity to share with all of you and particularly with you, Mrs. Rajavi, a day when the words democracy, liberty and equality are the more repeated ones by the speakers and also the reason for this meeting.