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.

No women are going to be present in the 12th Cabinet and their presence stops at deputy minister. This was announced by Soheila Jelodarzadeh, Majlis deputy from Tehran.

She pointed out, “It seems that there is no will for the appointment of women to the 12th Cabinet.” (The state-run Tasnim news agency – July 15, 2017)

In response to a question on the number of women ministers in the 12th Cabinet, Shahindokht Molaverdi, deputy for family and women’s affairs in the presidential office, had earlier commented that everything depends on Rouhani’s decision.

“It depends on the President’s decision… We are predicting and going for the nomination of two or three women,” said Molaverdi. (The state-run ISNA news agency – May 28, 2017)

It should be noted that no women had been appointed to the 11th Cabinet during Rouhani’s first term, either.

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