Thursday, December 16, 2004

National Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran

The NCWO Roster of Member Organizations: "National Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran
1718 M St. Suite 291, Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-726-3653 | Fax:

Principal Staff:
Nilofar Hafezi (member)
Robab Baraie (member)

Type of Organization: National Grassroots/Advocacy
Founded: 1990

Mission Statement:
The National Committee of Women for Democratic Iran is a non-profit organization formed to fill the vaccum of a women’s organization devoted sepecifically to monitoring women’s rights in Iran.

Our tasks range from accurate reporting, to public appearances, to engaging in discussion and exchange with relevant authoritative bodies and institutes.

Our activities follow these objectives:

To inform the public and human rights community of the deplorable abuse of the rights of Iranian women under the mullah’s regime. To advocate observance and implementation of internationally accepted standards of human rights, in particular those pertaining to women, by disseminating information to interested individuals and groups. To heighten the awareness of Iranian women of their inviolable rights, as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants.

Subject Expertise:
Human rights in Iran, Violence against women in Iran Islamic Fundamentalism Terrorism targeting women

Annual Meetings/Conferences:
Annual Event on International Women´s day."