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

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.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women,

1989 – Sofiya Kalistratova, public defense lawyer in the Soviet Union

1865 – Edith Cavell, British nurse, executed for helping allied soldiers during WWI.

1919 – Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

1485 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, stateswoman and political leader.

1893 – Women voted in a national election for the first time the New Zealand general election.

1999 – The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

1429 – Joan of Arc began a month long siege of La Charité that ultimately failed.