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 young woman from Orumiyeh, set herself on fire and died on April 18, 2017.

Nurses in Iran have embarked on a campaign in the social media to express their protest and demand their basic rights.

Ms. Massoumeh Nemati wrote a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, urging her to take appropriate measures to improve the situation of political prisoners in Iran.

Farzaneh Namkhamessi, a working woman in Kamyaran, lost the fingers of her left hand while at work in a Nylon Making Workshop.

Mrs. Massoumeh Nemati, mother of the imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, paid a short visit to her in Evin Prison. In a brief post written after the meeting, she stressed on the need to attend to the demands of prisoners who are on hunger strike.

Four women were arrested by security forces in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas and in the island of Qeshm on April 18, 2017.

A large number of women among some 100 retired teachers staged a protest in front of the Budget and Planning Organization in Tehran on Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017.

Massoud Ghaderi Pasha, director general of the Coroner's Office in Tehran Province, announced Sunday, April 17, 2017, that six female workers had died in 2016 due to lack of safety measures at the work place.

Imprisoned civil rights activist Athena Daemi has been suffering from kidney infection after nine days of her hunger strike.

Prison officials have once again refused to grant medical leave to political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian jailed in Khoy Prison, West Azerbaijan Province.