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.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi, both imprisoned in Evin Prison, wrote a letter to Maryam Karimbeigi and called for freedom of her mother, Ms. Shahnaz Akmali.

They saluted Maryam for her patience and hailed her mother for her strength and resistance. They added, "We see ourselves as Shahnaz's children and we demand her unconditional release from prison. We hope that such offensive behavior on the part of the security forces would come to an end, and such repressive atmosphere would calm down a bit.

"You should know that we stand by you and your honorable family forever."

On the morning of January 25, 2016, Shahnaz Akmali was arrested by plainclothes agents and transferred to an unknown location. Ms. Akmali lost her son, Mostafa Karimbeigi, during the 2009 uprising when he was shot dead by security forces.

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