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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Iran’s fall into the lowest group of the World Economic Forum’s ranking on gender gap is due to the “laws and structural restrictions” imposed on women, said Shahindokht Molaverdi, former deputy for women and family affairs in Rouhani’s government in an interview with the official IRNA news agency on November 7, 2017.

“The current human rights situation in Iran… is deeply concerning in many respects” is how the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, described her assessment in the first six months of 2017. She said “much remains to be done to realize” women’s rights as outlined in the 5th Sustainable Development Goal.

October 25 marks the anniversary of the hanging execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari in 2014.

Reyhaneh Jabbari walked to the gallows at dawn on Saturday, October 25, 2014, after seven years of incarceration.

Atena Daemi was supposed to be tried on new charges filed by Evin’s infirmary Sunday morning, October 22, 2017. The human rights activist who is presently incarcerated in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison refused to attend the trial.

Following is the text of speech by the Hon. Nele Lijnen, member of the Parliament of Belgium, to a conference at the parliament on Human Rights in Iran.

In 2012, the United Nations designated October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child in an effort to draw attention to the special needs and problems of girl children and help them achieve their human rights such as education, nutrition, equality before the law, medical care, as well as prevention of violence, discrimination and forced early marriages.

October 10, marks the World Day against the Death Penalty.

Death penalty violates the most fundamental human rights, the right to life and the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

October 5, marks the World Teachers’ Day. It is a day to mobilize support for teachers and their rights.

Teachers have the greatest impact on the culture, spirit and thoughts of future generations. Therefore, their status bears tremendous importance for everyone especially the government. The situation of teachers in Iran, however, is just the opposite.

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee who has been imprisoned just for writing an unpublished book against the inhuman punishment of stoning, has sent out an open letter in which she has called on the international community to take action to save the life of political prisoner Saeed Shirzad who is still on hunger strike.

Saeed Shirzad, who has been imprisoned for his activities in defense of children's rights, has been on hunger strike for nearly two months in protest to the raid on political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, transferring them to a high-security ward and confiscating the properties they have procured at their own expense.

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)