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.

The Iranian regime is trying to eliminate women from society by implying that their presence and contact with men will result to a sin! The state-run ‘Youth Journalist Club has published a series of Q&A, quoting senior Ayatollahs.


Q: How much is a woman allowed to mix with a man who is not her first relative?

A: The following issues must be taken into consideration in such mixing:

1- Avoid talking in a way that may cause joy or other impurity

2- Avoid any joking and kidding

3- Full hijab must be respected

4- A man and woman must not be alone in secluded places

(From the book “New Issues from the Viewpoint of Senior Clerics – Volume 1 – Page 137)

Q: If a woman abides by all sharia principles in regards to talking to a man outside of her family, has she committed a sin?

A: In addition to abiding by all the above principles, a woman must talk in a very lone tone and calm voice.

Q: How is it judged if boys and girls work with each other while fully abiding by Islamic attire in cultural and artistic places?

A: It is very well known that mixing young boys and girls, with as much hijab that they may have respected, will lead to corruption.  

(From the book of Khomeini’s Plebiscite – Volume 3 – Page 280)

(State-run Parsine website – May 19, 2015)

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