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

“I don’t think it’s anticipated that drawing cartoons or writing poems would get you 15 to 20 years in prison”

Colleen Curry

Illiteracy rates among girls and women in Iran have become a cause for concern and in over 40 cities, the situation has become grave.

Three years ago in early January, a 25-year-old woman, a graduate of political sciences from Kermanshah’s Razi University, Shiler Farhadi ended her own life by her father’s hunting rifle.

Published by the Guardian, Friday 8 January 2016

In Iran, girls are held criminally accountable by law from the age of nine, and can be sentenced to death by hanging for crimes such as murder,

For the first time in at least the past few decades, it was announced that eight women were appointed as governors in the oil-rich southern-Iranian Khuzistan Province. The news was reported by the state-run ISNA news agency on December 8, 2015.

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Iranian regime held a few meetings dealing with this issue

Almost 87 per cent of Iranian women are economically inactive, announced Vahideh Negin, advisor to the Labor Minister on women’s affairs.

Political prisoner Nargess Mohammadi, Vice-President of the Human Rights League, wrote an open letter to Tehran's Prosecutor, explaining conditions of her dispatch to hospital and protested the way she was treated by security forces in this process.