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.

The State Security Force (SSF) issued an official statement on the eve of the Holy month of Ramadan, threatening Iranian women with arrests and imprisonment.

A group of women gathered outside the Iranian parliament in Tehran to express their protest. They included teachers working on temporary contracts as well as women who had deposited money in the Caspian Depository Institute,

The depositors were outraged at Caspian Institute’s failure to pay back their deposits. They demand determination of this situation by the Central Bank.

Two activist women were condemned to jail sentences on May 24, 2017, by the Court of Dezful.

The women, Ashraf Rahimkhani and Zeinab Keshvari, worked as managers in the Mother House of Books (Ketabsaray-e Madar) in Dezful, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The scene of the violent arrest of a young defenseless woman by the State Security Force has been recently published by the social media.

Amnesty international issued an Urgent Action statement on May 23, 2017, on the health condition of political prisoner Atena Daemi. AI reiterated that her condition has sharply deteriorated.

Shima Gharanai, 19, committed suicide on Monday, May 23, 2017, in the Kurdish city of Mahabad and lost her life.

Asma Poursalimi, a young woman arrested in Orumiyeh, has been lingering in prison over the past few months in an undecided status without receiving any verdicts.

A young woman committed suicide in Saqqez on May 22, 2017. She has been identified as Elaheh Ahmadian, 25.

A young woman dressed in boys' outfit got arrested by security forces in Tehran's Azadi Stadium during a football match between Esteghlal and Al-Ein teams.

Six women and some 50 men were arrested in gatherings held in different parts of on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The six arrested women were interrogated at the detention center on Vozara Ave. It is not clear why these people have been arrested.