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

A distinguished student and an intellectual


Maryam Pakbaz was born in 1963. She was an excellent student majoring in math. She was able to get her high school diploma with A+ average in math at the age of 14.

Resilient and resistant

Date of birth: 1964
Place of birth: Tehran
Education: High school diploma
Political activism: 30 years

Years in prison: 4 years

Date of martyrdom: September 1, 2013

Dedicated and brave

Date of birth: February 24, 1962
Place of birth: Lasht-e Nesha near Rasht
Education: Diploma
Years in prison: 4 Years
Political activism: 33 Years

Date of martyrdom: September 1, 2013

Dedicated and selfless

Date of Birth: March 1960

Place of Birth: Tabriz

Education: Civil Engineering Student, University of Isfahan

Political activism: 35 years

Date of Martyrdom: September 1, 2013

Braving the dangers


Date of birth: 1964

Place of birth: Tehran

Education: 12th grade

Political activism: 35 years

Years served as a political prisoner: 5 years

Strong and patient


Date of birth: September 8, 1958

Place of birth: Tehran

Education: Bachelors of Science in Psychology

Political activism: 35 years

Curious and loving


Date of Birth: 1959

Place of Birth: Abadan, Iran

Education: 3rd year of Management, Melli University

Political Activism: 35 years

Brave and unrelenting


Date of birth: 1966

Place of birth: Shaldeh Shaft village, Fouman, northern Iran

Date of martyrdom: Summer 1988

Place of martyrdom: Rasht, Pol-e Aragh Prison

Math genius


Place of birth: Semnan

Education: 1979 admission to Civil Engineering, Tehran University


Fazilat studied her high school years in Semnan, northcentral Iran.

Date of birth: April 1963
Place of birth: Tehran
Education: First year student at Teachers’ Training College
Date of martyrdom: July 1988
Method of execution: Hanging