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.

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.

Djebar was one of the most renowned and influential political writers of Algeria. In the past few years her name was among candidates for the Noble Prize for Literature. She held classes in universities in Algeria, France and the United States.

In her work and social life Djebar always strived for the rights of Muslim women and the independence of Algeria. She published a total of 15 novels that were translated to 20 languages worldwide. 

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