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.

Articles

Girl students of Chamran University faced problems with the cooling system in their dormitories in the 50-degree-Celcius heat in Ahwaz during the fasting month of Holy Ramadan. The failure of university and dormitory officials to attend to this problem led to student protests.

By Sholeh Pakravan*

 

June 20, 1981, was a turning point in the history of the struggle of the people of Iran in their quest for freedom

June 20 marks the beginning of the Iranian people's resistance for freedom and democracy in 1981.  Iran’s women pioneer their people's movement against the mullahs' religious dictatorship.

Following is the translated text of the letter by political prisoner Atena Daemi who ended her hunger strike on May 31, 2017, after the court exonerated her sisters from imprisonment.

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world to pay tribute to mothers and the influence of mothers in society.

Mother incarnates the essence of love, compassion and altruism and is never affected by any job, social position or status. Such love and compassion, however, take on a much greater dimension when these women get involved in social and political issues against tyrannical regimes.  

Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has sent out a letter from prison expressing her view on the sham presidential elections in Iran. Ms. Akbari has been in prison since December 2009 with a 15-year sentence to serve in prison.

She wrote in her letter:

Discrimination against women at workplace is a universal phenomenon not limited to a few countries. Even in developed countries, women receive 70 per cent of a man's salary for equal work. In developing countries, women receive less than half of men's salary.

Women Side (a French monthly magazine), April 12, 2017

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.

Iranian women's struggles date back to 150 years ago. They have paved a long and tortuous path in the struggle against several dictatorial regimes who denied women's rights.

Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee who is imprisoned for writing an unpublished story against the inhuman punishment of stoning, sent an open letter from Evin Prison where she is detained. In this letter, she enumerates the instances of breaches of law and breaking of promises by the Prosecutor and Judicial authorities of the clerical regime.