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

Jahad Abuzinad Palestinian MP

I come from Palestine; I come from Jerusalem to you, from the heart of Al-Aghsa mosque and the uprising where blood sheds on the ground.

Muyassar Al -Sardia Jordanian MP

I stand here today proudly by the resistant women on Iran. This is the first resistance being led by women along with men who believe in a civilized world and women’s rights. We say no to religious fundamentalism…

Samar Hoda Egyptian writer

Salutations from the land of Nile and Ahram. I come from a country with a civilization of 7 thousand years, a country of Hoda Sheravi and Seize Nebravi and Samire Mousa, vanguard women of a great struggle for Egyptian women’s freedom from the chains of family sanctuary.

Nejat Al-Astal - Palestinian Fatah deputy chairwoman

I send my salutations on behalf of all Palestinian people and the Palestinian women and hold your hand tight and support your legitimate struggle for democracy, freedom and equality. We also state our solidarity with the Iranian women, especially the women of Ashraf and Liberty and extremely condemn the attack on them and especially condemn the February 9th attack.

Monique Auguste - President of Women against Fundamentalism and for Equality Canada

I am very pleased to have the privilege of closing this conference by remembering Saba Haftbarandaran, who at the age of 29 years died in the April 2011 attack in Camp Ashraf. Her last words were: “We will resist until the end”.

Anissa Benameur - Former Minister, Algeria

Before starting, I want to say a few words from my heart, dear Maryam, the admiration I have towards your commitment and refusal to submit is exemplary in many respects. I welcome and greet all those who every day, despite sufferings, both physical and moral, continue to serve their beliefs.

Alima Boumediene-Thiery - Former MP, France

I really wanted to attend this meeting, because you are all women, from Palestine, Jordan, Afghanistan, Syria, Tunisia, and I forget. But all these women and all those fights that you represent today give a more precious, special, and important value.

Najima Thay Thay - Former MP, Morocco

Madame Leader, our meetings with you and these gatherings are a chance for silenced voices to be heard. This is a precious opportunity because we are by your cause and loyal to your cause. Through you we express our loyalty to all women’s causes, for all Palestinian, Egyptian, Arabic, Islamic, Syrian, Moroccan causes and all women’s causes in any camp or prison or anywhere, or our sisters in Yemen and every corner of the world.

Anissa Boumediene - Former Algerian first lady

I want to tell my dear sister, Mrs. Rajavi, that we thank you for this encouragement on women’s day. With this I want to say, the day of women’s struggle we are under oppression in Islamic countries because fundamentalists don’t present the true Islam and they ruin the face of Islam all over the world.

Nadia Driari - Member of Syrian National Council

Madame President Rajavi, sisters and brothers, we come here to be the voice of our sisters in Syria, those who suffer from killings, torture and homelessness.