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

1988 – National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

1837 – Louisa Lee Schuyler was born in October the 26, 1837.

1900- Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, (25 October 1900 Abeokuta, Nigeria - 13 April 1978 Lagos, Nigeria),

1901 – On her 63rd birthday, Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel.

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) She was born in Skopje, Macedonia (then still in the Ottoman Empire)

Melina Mercouri (18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994), was a Greek actress, singer and politician.

2010- Great Iranian singer, very popular, who joined the Iranian opposition in the last decades of her life

1808 – Frances Dana Barker Gage, American reformer, abolitionist and suffragist, worked closely with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony