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.

2005 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia and became the first woman elected to lead an African country.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia, in office since 2006. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. In the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor, she won the second place. She won the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006. She was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.

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