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.

Women in History

1987 - Maryam Ghodsi Maab

Maryam GhodsiMaab was a student sympathizer of the PMOI in the southern city of Ahwaz.

She was only 16 at the time of arrest. She underwent severe torture in prison and was finally executed on 6 October 1981.


1789 – Women of Paris march on Versailles during the French Revolution to confront Louis XVI about feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.

1875 – Anne Henrietta Martin, suffragist, author, first woman to run for US Senate in 1918

Anne Henrietta Martin was born in September 30, 1875 in Empire City, Reno, Nevada

1947 – Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1996-2001 and 2009 to the present, leader of the Bangladesh Awami League

1875 – Mary Elisabeth Dreier, social reformer focusing on working women, woman suffrage, and social improvement

Mary Elisabeth Dreier was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 26, 1875.

25 September 2011 - Wangari Muta Maathai, Kenyan political and environmental activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004

1938 – September 24-25 Valentina Grizodubova, Marina Raskova and Paulina Ossipenko set an international women’s record for straight-line distance, flying nonstop from Moscow to Siberia.