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.

Famous Women


Sedigheh Dola-Abadi was a freedom loving woman and one of the first advocates of women’s rights in Iran.

She was born to a religious family in Isfahan in 1882.

Ashraf os-Sadat Mortezaie (March 22, 1924 – October 13, 2010), known professionally as Marzieh, was a Tehran-born singer of Persian traditional music. Known as the great diva of Persian traditional song, her voice represented the 60-year sufferings of a nation, and the strength of Iranian women against stoning and misogyny of the mullahs' ruling Iran.

A study of Iran’s history reveals that women were able to break through different barriers and move forward

Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953, in Karachi in an educated family. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan's former prime minister. She studied at the universities of Karachi and Rawalpindi, and entered Harvard University in 1969.

For the first time 70 years ago, women received voting rights in France. Finland was also the first European country that gave this right to women in 1906.

Historical events and its perspectives:

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindustani: [ˈɪnːdɪrə ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] )November, 16 1917 – October, 31 1984)  was the third Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party.

In 1942, Dr. Fatemeh Sayyah became Iran's First Female Professor when she was awarded the chair of Russian Language and Comparative Literature at Tehran University.

Algerian writer and filmmaker Assia Djebar passed away at the age of 78 in a hospital in Paris. Her body will be laid to rest in her coastal hometown of Sharshal near Algeria this week.

1788 United States (to stand for election)

1893 New Zealand (to vote)

1902 Australia 

1906 Finland