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.

Teachers have been protesting continuously over the past seven weeks in cities across Iran.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, a group of women, literacy teachers, staged a protest outside the governor’s office in Soldouz, West Azerbaijan Province, in northwest Iran. They demand to be officially employed by the Department of Education.  They say, 25 relatives of government officials have been employed in their stead.

Women of Dayyer staged a protest on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Governor’s Office in this southern Iranian city of Boushehr Province against frequent water cut-offs in their town.

The women entered the governor’s office. The protesters said part of their town’s water has been diverted to a factory but officials have not solved the problem and just ordered rationing of water.

Iranian officials warn elderliness has become feminine.

Farahnaz Mohammadi, member of the Center for Elderliness Research, said, “The number of elderly women in Iran is more than the number of men. A large number of elderly people in Iran are illiterate and as a consequence, they have had a low chance of getting employed in young age and have little property.”

Women literacy teachers staged a protest gathering on Monday, October 16, 2017 in West Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran.

Protesters who were mostly women demanded implementation of their legal rights.

The Iranian regime’s judiciary issued a total of 8 years of suspended prison sentence for four women activists of Cosmic Mysticism Group (Erfan-e Halgheh).

22,000 women have been dealt with over a year in the city of Tonekabon, northern Iran, in line with the constant crackdown on women for imposing the compulsory veil on them.

“Some 1000 run-away girls were admitted to welfare centers over the past year,” the deputy for social affairs in the Welfare Organization announced.

One of the clerical regime’s high ranking religious scholars admitted that the mullahs have failed to impose the compulsory veil on Iranian women despite all their suppressive measures.

In the anti-government demonstrations of recent days in Iran, we have seen Iranian women who not only actively participate in these protests but organize and lead them.

The phenomenon of child brides in Iran has taken on catastrophic dimensions such that even the misogynous regime’s officials and media admit it.