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.
Alenush Terian was born in Tehran on November 9, 1920.
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.
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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.
Iran's lady of poetry is no longer among us, but will be forever remembered through her beautiful poems depicting the pain of our people and country.
In memory of her we say: "Iran, our beautiful homeland which we will build once again."