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.

A group of men and women working as teachers staged a protest outside the Governor’s Office in the capital of the central Iranian province of Yazd, on Monday, January 22, 2018.

The teachers have not been paid their meager monthly salaries of 700,000 toumans ($190) for ten months.

The car transporting students of a girls’ school turned over and the five girls riding in the car were wounded, some seriously.

The accident happened on Monday, January 22, 2018, on the road in northern Fars Province, south of Iran.

A young woman, member of Iran’s national Ping Pong team, Mahshid Ashtari, says the Education Department told her to concentrate on her studies instead of doing sports.

At least seven Kurdish women have been arrested in the first two weeks of January in the cities of Orumiyeh, Kermanshah, and Ilam in western Iran.

The names of the arrested women are: Sara Jamshidi, Laleh Aghaii and Nazdar Amir Mohammadi from Ilam; Shahla Vahdatpour and Touran Mehraban from Orumiyeh; Nastaran Akasheh and Ashraf Akbarpour from Kermanshah.

Agents of the State Security Force in Robat Karim, southwest of Tehran, ran over a woman protester on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Matin Mo’azezi, Iran’s speed skating champion, was attacked by an unknown motorcyclist who rode next to her and kicked her off her bike. The news on this attack was published on January 20, 2018.

Twenty-three high school girls in Mashhad were poisoned at school, when the heater in their classroom gave off Carbon Monoxide.

This was announced by Pir Hossein Kolivand, head of the National Emergency Room.

The coach of an Iranian women’s football team complained about her team having to play in a badly polluted weather condition.  

Rahyab-e Melal women’s football team comes from Sanandaj, capital of the western Iranian province of Kurdistan. They played with the Esteghlal of Khuzistan Province on Friday, January 19, 2018, in Ahwaz, capital of the oil-rich province of Khuzistan while air pollution had reached levels 66 times the permissible limit.

Neda Eshraghi Boroujeni, student of Computer Sciences, has been expelled from the University of Kashan for being a Baha’ii, according to news published on January 20, 2018.

Work pressure has built up on nurses, mostly women, working in public hospitals in Iran.

Hossein Ali Nessaii, member of the Supreme Council of the Nursing Organization, said the above and added, “The Plan to Change the Health System attracted more people to public hospitals to receive medical services while no measures were taken to increase the number of nurses. This is why pressure has built up dramatically on the existing nurses.” (The state-run ILNA news agency – January 17, 2018)