Thursday, December 16, 2004

Sarvnaz Chitsaz - Terrorist

Iranian Women and Girls - Victims of Exploitation and Violence, Making the Harm Visible, Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls, Speaking Out and Providing Services: "Sarvnaz Chitsaz is currently the chairwoman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s Committe on Women. Prior to her appointment, she was the NCR’s U.S. Representative.

Born in 1957 in the capital city of Tehran, Ms. Chitsaz is one of the most effective of the Resistance’s political officials, and was one of the movement’s first women to take on an active role in international political circles. She has represented the Resistance in numerous international conferences and seminars, and regularly meets with foreign dignitaries and officials to acquaint them with the views of the Iranian Resistance and its President-elect. She works especially closely with women’s organizations in countries around the world.

Ms. Chitsaz studied political science in the United States at Iowa State University. After the revolution of 1979, she became active in politics in the movement led by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, which had emerged as the democratic opposition to fundamentalist rule. From 1981-84, she campaigned on behalf of the Resistance in various regions of the U.S. Her commitment and work on behalf of the movement continued, and in December 1992, she was elected to the Iranian Resistance’s parliament-in-exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.