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

1715Dorothea Erxleben (13 November 1715 – 13 June 1762), first female doctor in Germany.

Erxleben was instructed in medicine by her father from an early age. She practiced medicine on poor people.

1815Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902), American suffragist and women’s rights activist.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born in Johnstown, New York.

Alenush Terian (November 9, 1920 – March 4, 2011), was an Iranian astronomer and physicist called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'. She was born to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. Her father was a poet and translator.

1900 – Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949), American author of Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell was born in 1900 to a wealthy and politically prominent family.

1990 – Mary Robinson, the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

1984 - Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad

1944 – Anne Frank and Sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

1966The National Organization for Women (NOW

1879 - Luisa Capetillo- (October 28, 1879 – October 10, 1922) was one of Puerto Rico's most famous labor organizers. She was also a writer and an anarchist who fought for workers and women's rights.