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

1848- Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. Founded in 1848, the medical school holds the unique distinction as the first institution in the world to formally educate female physicians.

1988 – National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

1901 – On her 63rd birthday, Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel.

Melina Mercouri (18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994), was a Greek actress, singer and politician.

2010- Great Iranian singer, very popular, who joined the Iranian opposition in the last decades of her life

2011 - International Day of the Girl Child

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