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.

Khamenei’s representative rejected women’s involvement in the economy and called for their marginalization.

In remarks made in Mashhad, mullah Alam-ol Hoda said, “One of the problems our society has to deal with today, is women’s excessive involvement in economic matters and in their husbands’ economic activities which is not appreciated in Islam because external (outside the house) and economic issues must not be relayed to women whatsoever.”

Alam-ol Hoda also stressed on women’s covering or Hijab and said, “The issue of Hijab (veiling of women) protects our religious community’s identity and dignity. It is compulsory for us and if it is eliminated, the dignity of our religious community will suffer a blow. The identity of our society is Hijab and your mission is to protect and preserve it.”

(The state-run Alef website, July 12, 2017)

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