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, 27, from the southeastern Sistan-o Baluchistan Province has been sentenced to death in Mashhad.

Dorsa Derakhshani, member of the Iranian Women's National Chess Team and the sixth world champion in under-18 games, got expelled from the national team for not covering her hair in the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.

Human rights advocate and activist mother, Shahnaz Akmali, was temporarily freed from jail on Saturday, February 18, 2017, on a 100-million-touman bail ($30,800) until her trial convenes.

Intelligence forces and plainclothes agents attacked hundreds of people rallying in Tehran’s Vanak Square in support of Khuzistan protesters on Thursday, February 16, and arrested four women.

Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared wrote to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and urged them to probe the case of her siblings massacred by the Iranian regime in 1988.

The Iranian regime's Supreme Court turned down the appeal for re-examination of the case of Zeinab Sekaanvand on February 16, 2016. The woman in Orumiyeh Prison is sentenced to death.

Massoumeh Zia who is presently detained in the Evin Prison's Ward 209 was denied visit by her family on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Nadia Abdou was sworn as the first female governor in Egypt on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Security forces raided the residence of civil activist, Nora Najafi, in the morning of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Nashmil Sohrabi was temporarily released on Thursday, February 16, 2017, on a heavy bail bond of 30 million toumans (over $9000).