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.

Women in History

1919 – Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

1485 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, stateswoman and political leader.

1893 – Women voted in a national election for the first time the New Zealand general election.

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

1429 – Joan of Arc began a month long siege of La Charité that ultimately failed.

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

1909 – The “Uprising of the 20,000” began when Clara Lemlich, tired of hearing all the disadvantages of striking from mostly men,

1858 – Selma Lagerlöf (20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940), Swedish author, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1909, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1917 – Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984), Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi was born Indira Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad.

1945 – Wilma Mankiller (18 November 1945 – 6 April 2010), Cherokee chief, first woman to be Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Wilma Mankiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.