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.

1999 – The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

to commemorate the murder of three Mirabel Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic.

        

Today, this day has turned into a hallmark for human rights activists to eliminate violence against women and focus attention on this worldwide problem.

 

 

 


1916Inez Milholland, labor lawyer, suffragist, WWI correspondent and orator; she is known for leading the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 on a white horse.

Inez Milholland Boissevain (August 6, 1886 – November 25, 1916) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. While a student at Vassar College, she was once suspended of organizing a women's rights meeting. She was known as an active radical. She started the suffrage movement at Vassar, enrolled two-thirds of the students, and taught them the principles of socialism. Milholland was finally matriculated at the New York University School of Law, from which she took her LL.B. degree in 1912. She died on November 25, 1916.

Milholland's last public words were, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?"

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