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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2017, Gohar Eshghi suffered a heart stroke and was transferred to hospital.

Mrs. Eshghi is the mother of Sattar Beheshti, a worker and a blogger who was arrested by FATA Police (policing internet users) at home on October 30, 2012. He died four days later on November 3, 2012, due to vicious tortures under interrogation.

Women whose property has been looted by Arman's Credit Institute, gathered in front of the Central Bank on Wednesday August 16, 2017. They vowed to continue their protests until they reach their demands.

A young woman and her husband who worked as disc jockeys were arrested in Mashhad.

According to the state-run ROKNA news agency, “With the investigating team fully monitoring the activities of the two convicts, it became clear that in addition to being DJs, they played live music and performed in mixed-sex wedding ceremonies and taught dancing.

A group of protestors in Iran who had been cheated by Mehr Housing Institute, held a protest rally in Tehran in front of the office of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development on Sunday, August 13, 2017. It was the second day such a protest was being held.  

Despite suffering from gall bladder stones and kidney infection, Evin political prisoner Atena Daemi has been denied receiving treatment and the Iranian judiciary has prevented her from referring to a city hospital.

Six-hundred newborn infants have been handed over to the National Welfare Organization of Iran. The organization’s social officer said children and babies are sold in some parts of the country.

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a three-year prison sentence for Aliyeh Motallebzadeh, a women's rights activist in Iran, on the charge of association and collusion to commit crimes against national security.

Motallebzadeh was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on November 26, 2016, and transferred to Evin. She was held in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin Prison and interrogated for 25 days.

A 50-year-old woman committed suicide in the city of Dalaho in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Mother of eight children, Sourat Hosseini ended her own life by taking pills.

At least five women and girls have committed suicide and died in the past two weeks in Iran.

Sunday, August 13, 2017, the people and particularly women of Dezful, in southwestern Iran, staged a gathering in front of the Governor’s Office to protest against construction of a water channel which transfers water from the Dez River to Andimeshk.

Sara Rezaii, a children’s rights activist and a director of the "No to rape and sexual abuse of children" campaign, was arrested in Qorveh, a city in the Iranian Kurdistan Province.

She was arrested on August 10, 2017, in a raid on her residence by plain-clothes agents

and taken under interrogation.