Women’s Rights Commission

Ashraf was a strong supporter of women’s rights in Iran and the world during her brother’s reign. In 1967, worked with the United Nations as the delegate to the Commission on Human Rights as well as the Economic and Social Council. In 1975, she was heavily involved with the International Women’s Year, and addressed the United Nations. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the Governor on policies and legislation that impact women; supporting economic and civic opportunities for women; encouraging mentoring programs for girls and young women; identifying programs and opportunities for the benefit and advancement of women; and serving as a resource center for Pennsylvania women.