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.

Massoumeh Zia, Tahereh Riyahi, and Mahsa Roj'ati were transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 241 of Evin Prison on Saturday night, March 25, 2017.

Kurdish student activist Afsaneh Bayazdi has been sent into solitary confinement in the wake of writing a letter to Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' leader, protesting insults, brutal torture and rape in prisons.

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on March 24, 2017, extending the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, for another year.

In a letter to her family on the Persian New Year, Maryam Akbari Monfared reiterated her faith in the spring of freedom. This is the 8th year she is spending Nowruz behind bars. In part of her letter, she wrote:

The Human Rights Council held a general debate in Geneva on the follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

The families of political prisoners massacred in summer 1988 commemorated their loved ones on the last Friday of the year, March 17, 2017, according to an Iranian tradition.

Human rights and anti-death penalty activist Sholeh Pakravan published a letter to her daughter, Reyhaneh Jabbari who was executed in 2014, on the occasion of the Persian New Year, in which she vowed to continue her demand for justice.

Renowned cartoonist Atena Farghadani in a post in her Facebook account described her condition in prison during Nowruz. The former political prisoner wrote:

A 16-year-old girl in the city of Marand (West Azerbaijan Province), committed suicide and died on March 19.

1087 female beggars and 2052 homeless women have been arrested since March 2016.