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 prosecutor of Qazvin sent out a formal letter to executive agencies and government companies, threatening women over the need to observe the mandatory veil.

The letter by Sadeq Niaraki reads in part, “According to the information we have received, after office hours and occasionally during office hours, a small number of women employees wear clothing that wearing them in public is against the Sharia and hurts public chastity.

Using these clothes is a crime according to the country’s laws and it is seriously advised that (women) comply with this issue during office hours in the work environment and after the office hours in public.”

“If we receive a report from law enforcement officers or security forces, indicating a breach of law, we will file a complaint with the judiciary and persecute the offender,” the letter concluded. (The state-run Damadam website – August 12, 2017) 

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