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.

Alenush Terian (November 9, 1920 – March 4, 2011), was an Iranian astronomer and physicist called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'. She was born to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. Her father was a poet and translator.

Teriān graduated in 1947 in the Science Department of University of Tehran.

In 1956 she obtained her doctorate in Atmospheric Physics from Sorbonne University. In 1966, Professor Teriān became Member of the Geophysics Committee of University of Tehran. In 1969 she was elected chief of the Solar Physics studies at this university and began to work in the Solar Observatory of which she was one of the founders. Professor Terian retired in 1979. Terian died on March 4, 2011.

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