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

1789 – Women of Paris march on Versailles during the French Revolution to confront Louis XVI about feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.

1875 – Anne Henrietta Martin, suffragist, author, first woman to run for US Senate in 1918

Anne Henrietta Martin was born in September 30, 1875 in Empire City, Reno, Nevada

1947 – Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1996-2001 and 2009 to the present, leader of the Bangladesh Awami League

1875 – Mary Elisabeth Dreier, social reformer focusing on working women, woman suffrage, and social improvement

Mary Elisabeth Dreier was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 26, 1875.

Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) was a British welfare campaigner, who is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public,

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was a poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.

Eliza Orzeszkowa (June 6, 1841 – May 18, 1910) was a Polish novelist and a leading writer of the Positivism in Poland during foreign Partitions.

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, also Helen Cornaro (5 June 1646 – 26 July 1684) was an Italian philosopher who was the first woman to receive an academic degree from a university.

Abby Hadassah Smith (June 1, 1797 – July 23, 1879) was an early American suffragist who campaigned for property and voting rights from Glastonbury, Connecticut.