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.

Cultural, civil and women advocates, along with a number of locals in Bukan, northwestern Iran, held a protest rally on Thursday, July 16, protesting acid attacks against women.

Unemployment amongst women in Iran has reached a point that even official Iranian regime media are talking about it. The state-run Asr-e Iran wrote in this regard, "Results from statistics on the country's workforce shows while unemployment amongst women in Iran has reached 19.2% in 2013, the rate of men taking part in the job market was 63%, showing an increase in the number of men entering the job market in comparison to women.

Ms. Bisma al-Jabouri, an Iraqi woman imprisoned in Iran, went unconscious in the evening of Thursday, July 16. She was in dire physical conditions and after her cellmates began protesting she was finally transferred from the Gharchak women's prison in Varamin (SE Tehran) to a hospital in the Iranian hospital. Ever since she has been transferred to the hospital there have been no new reports on her conditions.

Neda Mostaghimi, a supporter of 'Laleh Park Mothers' and a political prisoner, is currently under dire conditions in the women's ward of Evin Prison. She is currently suffering from intense asthma and other breathing difficulties.

The catastrophe known as homeless women sleeping in the streets has expanded to such an extent that state officials in Iran are even admitting to it. In this regard, Reza Jahangiri-Far, deputy of social services in Tehran Municipality said, "3% of the 15% of identified homeless people sleeping in the streets are pregnant women."

On July 15 over 200 nurses in Shiraz went on strike. They were seen chanting and demanding justice.
On July 14 a group of nurses and medical staff of in Rajaie Shahr Hospital in the city of Tankabon staged a rally and protested poor living conditions and injustice.

Reports from the city of Tabriz indicate repressive regime agents are escalating their pressures on young men and women under the pretext of abiding by hijab regulations. Arrest, issuing warnings and detentions in this regard have increased.

Shahindokht Molavardi, the Iranian regime Vice president in women and family affairs, said a bill providing 30% membership for women in the regime's "Expediency Council", has been rejected.

Iranian security and military forces have prevented the burial of a Bahai woman, 'Baji Mohammadi-Far', in Golestan Javid, the cemetery of Baha'is in Sanandaj, western Iran. The family of this Bahai citizen has been told she will never be allowed to be buried there.

Kermanshah – On Monday, July 13 for the second day the nurses of Imam Reza Hospital, the largest hospital in western Iran, have gone on strike protesting their low salaries.