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.

In part of his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran Ahmad Khatami said, “The measures taken regarding increasing the population and policy of childbirth sought by the supreme leader, is very much commendable.

Fahimeh Farahmandpour, advisor on women and family affairs to the Iranian regime’s Minister of Interior said for women to go to stadiums there needs to be a presence of cultural fundamentals, moral and physical securities and a way to scrutinize unpredictable events in stadiums! 

In response to a question on whether the cultural basis for the presence of women in sports facilities is ready, Iran’s Minister of Justice, Mostafa Pourmohammadi said: “First of all we have values and religious norms and we are sensitive about them. Fortunately the general feeling of the society is completely positive, meaning that the society’s expectation is that we, as a religious system must uphold religious rules and our laws come from those religious rules. Then we have to see how much our Sharia law allows the presence of women!”

Ms. Negar Haeri, daughter of political prisoner Mashala Haeri, who is in coma and has been transferred to hospital because of his critical conditions, has also been arrested.
Negar was arrested on June 10 and was transferred to Qarichak Varamin prison.

Following Iranian women prevented from entering the 12,000 man Azadi Stadium by Iran’s police on Friday, June 20th, female journalists were banned from entering Azadi sports stadium to cover the second volleyball game between Iran and Italy.

In the latest report by Iran’s Statistics Center, the country’s public unemployment rate is 10.5%. It has been announced that men have a 9.1% and women have 18.9% unemployment rates. According to these statistics, the rate of men’s unemployment has improved compared to that of women’s, yet women are still looking for jobs.

Mahmoud Mashayekh, Noshahr’s Friday prayer leader criticized remarks by some officials and said, “Women’s problems will not be solved by going to stadiums and football fields.”

Mosques must be equipped with cultural and ideological programs in order to neutralize cultural attacks by Western satellites, he added.

URGENT ACTION

KURDISH WOMAN losing sight in Iranian prison.

Zeinab Jalalian, a member of Iranian’s Kurdish minority, currently serving a life sentence in Kermanshah Prison, western Iran, is at risk of losing her eyesight and she is in urgent need of medical care.

In the name of the who shall get revenge from the tyrants

Greetings, I am Mahna Ahmadi, daughter of Hamed.
I want to shout and send me and my father’s cry of innocence to the world.

In an attempt to promote women’s veiling with the purpose of restricting what women wear, Iran’s Central News Agency reported that big posters have been placed in Yasuj (south-western Iran). These posters have been placed in recreational areas visited by people in the summer time.(“Vahed Markazi Khabar” Central News Agency- June 8, 2014)