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 Secretary of Semnan Province’s Staff in charge of Promoting Virtue and Forbidding Vice announced that 2400 agents are tasked in this province, alone, with cracking down on women to impose the compulsory veil. He added that they had increased the number of their female agents to 2000 who act on different levels. They also include teenage girls of 14-15 years of age.

“Promoting virtue and forbidding vice should spread in society and turn into a general culture institutionalized among people,” Heydar Asiabi stressed. (The state-run Tasnim news agencies – October 5, 2017)

The culture this official is hoping to spread in society, is encouraging everyone to intervene in women’s most personal issues, suppressing and bullying them under the pretext of Islam as their agents do. Twenty-six state agencies are already tasked with enforcing the compulsory veil on women in every private and public place.

 

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