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 prosecutor of the cities of Taraghbeh and Shandiz warned women of taking part in parties and dancing.
“Those holding such gatherings will be severely punished by law!” he said.

Mehrkhaneh.com, a state-run website in Iran, has published a report on the dire conditions of women in Iran and their deprivation of the most basic hygiene and medical care.

In remarks that implicitly revealed but part of the deplorable condition of women's employment in Iran, the vice-president of Tehran's City Council Health Commission said:

"My wife was arrested two days after the general uprising of December 29, 2009, in our house and detained in prison for six years without any leaves," the husband of political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared told news agencies.

A university professor who slept on the streets for a few nights says infants are sold before even being born in Iran. Dr. Chitchian says the status of homeless people sleeping on the streets is so dire that infants are sold while they are still in their mother’s wombs at a mere price of 17.5 million rials (just around $500).

According to a report published by the state-run media in Iran, most nurses are subject to some kind of violence, verbal or physical, in the first six-months of their employment. The nurses ranging from 31 to 43 years of age are not only attacked by people accompanying the patients but also by doctors.

Most homeless women are on CRACK and use it by injection, a recent research showed. Such addiction is accompanied by running away from home and prostitution, making homeless women more dependent on men and giving rise to further prostitution.

In the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 25, young men and passersby engaged with agents attempting to disturb and arrest two young women in Vali Asr Square and prevented from doing so. The agents retreated when confronted by the crowd of people who rose in defense of innocent women.

In the guise of monitoring kindergartens for child abuse, the state-run welfare organization is installing closed-circuit cameras in 8200 kindergartens in cities across the country.

The Nurse Society executive boards in Yazd and Khorasan Razavi provinces protested the expulsion of four nurses from Tehran’s Amir A’lam Hospital who took part in various protest rallies. Cheraghi and Ghasemi Zarnushe are two of the expelled nurses. The names of two other nurses have not been announced.