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.

Sunni women, whose sons have either been executed or imprisoned, described the upcoming presidential elections in Iran unfair and called for its boycott.

Women teachers and pre-school teachers from northern Iranian provinces converged in Tehran and staged a protest in front of the mullahs' parliament on Sunday April 23, 2017. They demand to be officially employed by the Ministry of Education.

Hunger striking political prisoner and civil rights activist Atena Daemi threatened to stage a sit-in and go on dry hunger strike if prison officials do not respond to her demands.

A number of women staged a gathering outside the Central Bank of Iran on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  They thus protested to the Caspian Financial Institution which had failed to refund their deposits. Dozens of people participated in this gathering and chanted, "release people's investments."

Mir-Emadi, Friday prayer leader of Khorramabad, called for cancellation of women's musical concerts in the city.

Security forces sealed the headquarters of the charity Association of Advocates of Children's' Rights is based in Tehran.

The Sunday Times, April 23 2017

The husband of a British woman detained in Iran has been told his painstaking legal battle to secure her freedom has failed, marking the beginning of an agonising wait while she serves a five-year prison sentence 2,700 miles away.

Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action statement on April 20, 2017, for political prisoner Atena Daemi held in Evin Prison. The statement reads in part:

A Tehran gathering entitled, "violence against women in shanty towns", discussed the deplorable conditions of women living in slums on April 19, 2017.

Women teachers applying for housing in Zanjan held a protest rally in front of the Governor’s Office on Thursday April 20, 2017. Dozens of people participated in the rally.