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 teenage girl was shot dead by her brother because of resisting against her forced marriage.

The victim has been identified as Narges Ali Shojaei, 17, from one of the villages of Behbahan (a town in southwestern Iran).

Narges had initially committed suicide in the wake of her family’s pressure to force her into marriage with her cousin.

Only hours after being rescued from suicide, she was shot three times by her brother.

Narges’s funeral was held on July 4, 2017 at her residence.

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