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 28, 1894 (1988) - Burnita Matthews, suffragist, the first woman to serve as a Federal district judge

Her activities on behalf of women's rights began in law school.

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.

1873 – Sara Josephine Baker (November 15, 1873 – February 22, 1945), American physician.

Baker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1873 to a wealthy Quaker family. At the age of 16, Baker decided on a career in medicine.

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.