NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

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.

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The General Board of Directors of the Administrative Court of Justice rescinded a directive by the general director of the Labor Ministry which had banned laying off working mothers for two years while they nurse their children. The Administrative Court of Justice considers the directive as being illegal and adopted by unqualified authorities. (The state-run Tasnim news agency, September 15, 2017)

Once again, Iranian women were left out of the stadium and deprived of their basic rights.

Iranian women were refused entry to the World Cup football match that took place on September 5, 2017, at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium between the national teams of Syria and Iran. Syrian women went through the gates without any issues but Iranian women gathered outside Tehran's Azadi Stadium in protest after they were asked to leave.

On the 52nd anniversary of its foundation on September 6, 2017, the Iranian Resistance’s pivotal force, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) elected a new Secretary General.

The struggle by the Iranian opposition movement is being led by selfless women who have sacrificed everything in their own lives to bring freedom and democracy to their people in Iran. Over the years, these women have become indispensable to the Iranian opposition in its struggle for regime change and democracy. So, at every crucial juncture, women are seen playing their crucial role in the movement.

The situation of nurses' employment and occupation in Iran merits attention.

According to the latest figures compiled on the number of protests taking place in Iran, an average of 20 protests take place in Iran every day. One of the sectors constantly staging protests are the nurses. Despite their heavy-duty involving a lot of work, pressure and harms, the majority of nurses in Iran do not have official employment. They work on temporary contracts. They are offered a small salary and even that small salary is not regularly paid.

With the appointment of two men instead of the women who headed the Environmental Protection Agency and the Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, the mullahs’ president, Hassan Rouhani, faced more criticisms for decreasing the number of women in his cabinet after failing to appoint any woman as cabinet minister.

A letter by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared, from Evin Prison

In the name of God, in the name of freedom, knowledge and justice

We have already spoken of the magnificent stories of those fallen for freedom. We have written many poems and songs about the most splendid epics created in the Iranian people’s quest for freedom.

Our hearts are filled with love and faith when we hail the lofty souls of those heroes in chains and those who sealed their honesty and loyalty with ultimate sacrifice.

August 5, 1993, marks a milestone in the struggles of Iranian women, and the Iranian opposition, the PMOI/MEK which forms the backbone of the democratic alternative to the clerical regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

On this day, 24 women were unanimously voted to the PMOI's all-female Leadership Council to hold the helms of affairs in the organization.

On the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran

The 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran

Higher education and employment have always contributed in any country to the improvement of the younger generations’ life and progress of the society as a whole.