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

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, (28 January 1903 – 1 April 1971) was an Irish crystallographer who proved that the benzene ring was flat by X-ray diffraction methods in 1929.

Saint Lucy Filippini (January 13, 1672 – March 25, 1732) is venerated as a Roman Catholic saint. She was orphaned at an early age when her parents died.

Sabiha Gökçen )March 22, 1913 –March 22, 2001) was a Turkish aviator. She was the first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23.

 Irène Joliot-Curie (September 12, 1897 –March 17, 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. Jointly with her husband, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935 for discovery of artificial radioactivity.

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf  )November 20, 1858 – March 16, 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Anna Caroline Maxwell (March 14, 1851 – January 2, 1929), was a nurse who came to be known by the nickname "the American Florence Nightingale".

Katherine Wilson "Kate" Sheppard (March 10, 1847 –July 13, 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's Women's Suffrage and was the country's most famous suffragette.

Mary Elizabeth Garrett (5 March 1854 - 3 April 1915) was a suffragist and philanthropist.

Myrtilla Miner (March 4, 1815 – December 17, 1864) was an American educator and abolitionist whose school for African American girls,

Sameera Moussa (March 3, 1917 - August 5, 1952) was an Egyptian nuclear physicist who held a doctorate in atomic radiation and worked to make the medical use of nuclear technology affordable to all.