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.

One of the officials of the presidential directorate on women and family affairs declared that Iran ranks 140th among 144 countries in 2017 Gender Gap report.

In an interview with the state-run ISNA news agency on Saturday, January 13, 2018, Leila Falahati, international director of the directorate on women and family affairs, said the reason Saudi Arabia ranks 138th in women’s economic participation is because it has a larger number of women in the parliament.

Security agents put the veil back on the head of a Chinese woman performing on stage in Iran.

On Friday, January 12, 2018, on the third night of the annual Fajr Music Festival in Iran, an Iranian musical group was performing in Niavaran Cultural Center in the company of some Chinese players, when the head cover of one of the Chinese women fell.

A group of men and women cheated by Badr Tous Khorassan Institute staged a protest gathering on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in front of the Caspian Institute in Mashhad, in northeastern Iran.

Twenty-one underground singers, including nine women, were arrested in Bandar Abbas port, capital of the southern province of Hormozgan. Six studios were also sealed up.

Four women were shot dead Friday morning, January 12, 2018, in Aramestan-e Ferdows in the capital of the western Iranian province of Kermanshah.

The four women were shot by the passengers of a passing vehicle.

Laleh Park mothers issued a statement, declaring support for the Iranian people’s uprising and called for unconditional release of all political prisoners.

In parts of their statement issued on January 8, 2018, the mothers of Iranian martyrs and political prisoners wrote:

According to a report published by one of the Iranian state-run websites, women have to cover their heads even under surgery in some of the hospitals in the capital.

“Can’t enter the hospital’s emergency room without the chador,” says a middle-aged woman standing at the hospital’s entrance to prevent women from entering if they are wearing manteaux.

The gathering of mothers and families of arrested protesters outside the Evin Prison escalated Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018, with a large crowd joining them and secured the release of four prisoners including a woman.

The sit-in protest started on December 29, on the second day of the uprising.

A Kurdish woman, Touran Mehraban, has been beaten up and tortured in jail after being arrested last week.

The mother of this arrested student said she had been informed of the torture when she met her daughter on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the detention center of the Department of Intelligence of Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan Province, NW Iran.

At least 400 women are among those arrested in recent protests in Izeh, in Khuzistan Province, SW Iran.

The arrests in this city have been extensive. All members of some families have been arrested.

Local eyewitnesses say most of the arrested women in this city have been taken to a drug addiction rehabilitation camp.