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 group of Iranian women, students of anesthesiology and assistant anesthesiologists of the Medical Sciences University of Shiraz, staged a gathering outside the Medical School on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and protested reduction of anesthesia tariffs.

Twenty Iranian actresses were banned from performing and acting for disseminating photos in the social networks which showed them without the mandatory veil or Hijab.

According to a statement ratified by the Council Supervising the National Media Activities, the state’s official television and radio network, IRIB, must discontinue its cooperation with the actresses who have appeared in the social networks in manners that contradict social norms.

The eyes of Iranian Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian are not in good condition, said Ali Jalalian, the prisoner’s father.

Zeinab Jalalian has been imprisoned since 2008. She is not permitted to leave prison for treatment in a hospital.

Mr. Jalalian said the authorities do not agree to grant her a medical leave, nor do they allow her transfer to a hospital outside prison.

Iranian human rights activist Raheleh Rahmipour is still held under interrogation in Evin Prison without providing any explanation on the reasons for her detention.

She was arrested earlier this week at her residence by agents of the Intelligence Ministry without showing a legal warrant.  

Despite being strongly criticized for excluding women again from his second-term cabinet, Hassan Rouhani did not include any women among the new governors he appointed.

Presided by Rouhani, the cabinet met Wednesday, September 13, to pick the governors for the provinces of Hormuzgan, Qazvin, Lorestan, South Khorassan, Fars, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Alborz.

Iranian women cheated by the Caspian Financial Institution, participated in a sit-in protest staged across from the executive office of the judiciary in Tehran on September 11, 2017.

The women whose deposits have been plundered by the government-back agency announced that they would continue their protest until their money is refunded.

A number of contract teachers of the north Iranian province of Mazandaran staged a protest gathering in front of the Governor’s Office in Sari to protest their undetermined employment status.

The gathering by some 100 women was held on September 10, 2017. They demand improvement of their working conditions.

A number of Iranian women climbed the Damavand mountain, north of Tehran, to commemorate the defenseless porters arbitrarily killed by the State Security forces on the western border of Iran.

Raheleh Rahemipour was arrested at her residence in Tehran, Iran.

Ms. Rahemipour is a plaintiff for the 1960s executions in Iran. She has been demanding the regime to account for her missing brother, Hossein Rahemipour, a dentist, and niece, Golrou Rahemipour, was born in prison in 1984.

Five residents of Mahabad, western Iran, including a Kurdish woman, were arrested by security forces on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The woman was identified as Kobra Khalandi. The activists were arrested for participation in a gathering in support of Baneh residents who are protesting the arbitrary killing and shooting deaths of Kurdish porters by security forces.