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.

The Fallen for Freedom

Shahnaz Saeedi

The walls are not made of just silent, lifeless bricks. Occasionally, great humans put their souls in the walls. The walls of the Prison of Borujerd in Lorestan hold the memory and name of Shahnaz Saeedi.

Born to a working family, Shahnaz Saeedi, 17, had the high spirits of the beautiful Lorestan Province. Her father worked at the cement factory and her mother was a housewife. Soon, she became familiar with the pain and hardships of the poor and low-income strata. This deeply impressed her freedom-loving spirit. So, she undertook enlightening activities at high school where she spoke about the causes of these misfortunes.

Nayyereh Rabii killed in October 29, 2015 missile attack on Camp Liberty

As the calendar turned page to a new day, precisely to October 29, 2015, the night’s silence was pierced by one, two, three, .... ten, twenty, eighty missiles, puncturing the earth with the intention of replacing it with a desolate monster of destruction.  The earth’s core was shaken by this monster, giving up to its annihilation. But there were some who confronted this monster with all their existence, with their lives in hand they mocked this sham giant and defeated it. Nayyereh Rabii was one of those conquering heroes.

Fatemeh Seyyedi

Fatemeh Seyyedi was from Tabriz, in north-eastern Iran.  She was a pharmacy student at Tabriz University.

She became politically active during the Shah’s reign, following in the footsteps of her brother, Sadegh Seyyedi, who supported the Mojahedin (PMOI/MEK). After her brother’s arrest by the Shah’s security services (SAVAK), she began to meet families of other political prisoners hence her network and activities expanded beyond her university.

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.