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

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.

Francisca Xaviera Eudoxia Rudecinda Carmen de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo (March 1, 1781 – August 20, 1862), better known as Javiera Carrera,

Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi (11 April 1869 – 22 February 1944).

Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 – February 20, 1972) was a German-born American theoretical physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics

Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and professor.

Hannelore Schmatz (February 16, 1940 – October 2, 1979(1979-10-02)) was a German mountaineer, the first woman and first German citizen to die on the upper slopes of Everest.