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

December 26, 1981 – Execution of Mojahed mother, Massoumeh Shademani (Mother Kabiri), champion of resistance under torture

1884 – Maria Cadilla de Martinez, Puerto Rican writer, educator and women’s rights activist, one of the first women from Puerto Rico to earn a doctorate.

1915 – Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress

1961 – The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women is established by Executive Order, and Eleanor Roosevelt heads the commission.

1902 – Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

1823 - Rosalie Ulrika Olivecrona (December 9, 1823 – June 4, 1898), was a Swedish feminist activist and writer.

2007 – Benazir Bhutto, first and only female Prime Minister of Pakistan. Her PPP office was stormed by unidentified gunmen.

1979 – Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British astronomer and astrophysicist, first person to receive a Ph.D.