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.

The Fallen for Freedom

Azam Nassabi

Curious, courageous, and selfless

Azam Nassabi was born in Kermanshah in 1960. She completed her primary and secondary education in Kermanshah. The last year of her high school coincided with Iran’s anti-dictatorial revolution of 1979.

Her name symbolizes dedication for Iranian Resistance

February 8th marks the anniversary of a fate-making event in the history of the Iranian people's quest for freedom.

Born in 1960 in Tehran, Azar was one of the daughters of the famous and popular Rezaii family who had lost four of their children in the struggle against the Shah's regime. So, she had been involved in the struggle since very young age and even imprisoned at age 14.

Born in 1958 in Tehran, she got to learn about the Shah's oppression in very young age. In 1978, she entered Tehran University to study Laboratory Sciences. As a student, she actively participated in all the anti-government demonstrations of those days.

Mahnaz Kalantari is another one of the shining stars who gave her life for her people and country on February 8, 1982.

She was a university student when she joined the PMOI after the 1979 Revolution.

Sorayya was born in 1959 in Isfahan and finished her high school there.

Then she joined supporters of the PMOI in that city. After a while she moved to Tehran where she worked with the Mothers' Society supporting the PMOI.

Fatemeh was born in 1955 in Tehran.

She lost her father when she was very young and their family experienced much hardship but with her own hard work, she managed to finish her high school education and gain admission to one of Tehran's best universities, the Poly Technique, where she got acquainted with PMOI supporters and began her anti-government activities.

Tahmineh was born in 1955, in Gorgan, northern Iran.

She studied chemistry at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

She joined PMOI supporters in her university in 1973 and began her activities in support of the anti-shah movement.

Nahid was born in 1952 in the city of Qouchan, northeast of Iran.

After finishing high school, she went to Mashshad to continue her education.

Then she got a job as a teacher and started teaching in a school on the outskirts of her hometown, Qouchan.

In the aftermath of the clerical regime’s massive attack on the PMOI’s top headquarters in Tehran on February 8, 1982, young prisoners in Evin were taken to see the PMOI leaders slain on that day.