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.

An Iranian Kurdish woman and her daughter from Sardasht were taken to prison on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, to serve their sentences.

Mrs. Soheila Zobeiri, 46, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, and her daughter, Safa Hassanpour, 18, to six months, on the charge of “disrupting public order by participating in protest gatherings.”

A number of young men and women, students of Tehran’s Melli University (Beheshti), staged a protest gathering on Thursday, December 14, 2017, against the university’s collection of extra fees for make-up courses. The students including a significant number of women insisted to continue their protest until the university’s president responds to their demands.

Men and women plundered by Caspian credit institute in Kerman gathered on Thursday, December 14, 2017, outside the institute’s Khajou branch in this southern Iranian city.

Under-aged women and young girls are sold and traded under the pretext of marriage in some parts of Iran.

Parvaneh Salahsouri, head of the women’s faction in the mullahs’ parliament, made the above admission and added, “Giving under-aged girls to marriage causes serious harms both to the individual and to society. 50% of early marriages lead to the deaths of the mother or her baby. There is also 70% higher chance of cancer in such mothers.”

Men and women plundered by state-backed credit institutes of Caspian and Vali-e Asr staged gatherings in three major Iranian capitals, Tehran, Mashhad and Rasht, on Wednesday December 13, 2017.

Tehran women’s Naft futsal team was suspended on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, following a letter by the General Director of Youths and Sports of Tehran Province, Reza Gol Mohammadi.

A young 28-year-old Iranian woman is among those who have to sell their body parts to earn their living. Donya has found no way but to sell one of her kidneys and part of her liver.

Donya’s mother had eight children when she got divorced 15 years ago. She works at a dairy factory in Neyshabur, northeastern Iran, and earns 820,000 toumans ($230) a month at best.

A young woman from Ilam, western Iran, committed suicide by taking pills and ended her own life on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Identified just by her last name, Karimi, the 27-year-old woman had two children.

Women actively participated in at least three protest gatherings in Iran on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

In Tehran, contract teachers the majority of whom were women, staged a gathering outside the mullahs’ Parliament, demanding determination of their employment status.

Officials of Zahedan’s Azad University, in southeastern Iran, segregated the university’s entrance for the young women and men studying there.

They have posted big signs differentiating the entrances. The measure has met negative reactions by students and in the social networks.