A conference entitled, "Women Force for Change; Iran uprising and the role of women," was held in Paris on Saturday, February 17, 2018, with a number of prominent women including political luminaries, lawmakers, jurists, judges, mothers of martyrs and advocates of women’s rights from five continents participating. In her remarks to this conference, Maryam Rajavi said:
The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, is known for her opposition to the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran and for her positions in favor of democracy, separation of religion and state, and equality of women and men. It was necessary to meet her.
Simultaneous with the international conference on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Tirana, Albania, an elaborate photo exhibition was put on display on the history of 150 years of Iranian women's struggle for freedom.
At one point during the International Women's Day ceremony, Maryam Rajavi called the leadership and commanders of the 14-year endurance in camps Ashraf and Liberty onto the stage and paid tribute to the heroines of Ashraf. In part of her remarks, she said: