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.

Mothers of two imprisoned civil activists, Omid Ali Shenas and Atena Daemi, along with the mother of Saeed Zeinali who has remained missing since the incidents of July 9, 1999, held gathered outside the Revolutionary Court on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, and held up placards protesting the rulings issued by the Judiciary.

The report on sexual harassment of two Italian journalists who had recently travelled to Iran has been extensively reported in Italy and elsewhere.
Two Italian women, both journalists, who had travelled on a sight-seeing tour to Iran have published posts on their social media accounts indicating harsh treatment and violence against women in Iran.

The blood pressure of political prisoner Sedigheh Moradi dropped to a dangerous 6 over 4 low on Saturday, August 29, putting her in a very critical condition.

Prevention Deputy of Isfahan Province's General Welfare Department announced that out of 15,000 Iranians who sleep in cardboard boxes on the streets are women and the same ratio is true for Isfahan.

The state-run Mehr news agency published a report this morning expressing concern over the challenges the Iranian regime will face at the UN Women's summit for world leaders in September.

Ms. Baharin Asgarieh was arrested on August 27, by unknown persons while praying at the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Massoumeh in Qom, while observing a fast. She was blindfolded and handcuffed and taken to an unknown location. No information is available on her fate since then.

Forces of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and security police confronted the families and relatives of victims of 1988 massacre on Friday, August 28, and prevented them from visiting the burial sites of their loved ones in Khavaran Cemetery, southeast of Tehran.

On the morning of Monday, August 24, a group of rights activists including the mothers of victims of political executions, Sattar Beheshti, Saeed Zeinali and Omid Ali Shenas joined the protest of workers of Dena Tire Factory in Tehran's Vanak Square.

"The face of poverty has become feminine," said director of the state-run Assistance Committee (charity) in Shiraz, adding, "This development is a challenge that needs to be examined."

"Unfortunately, the number of women who sleep in cardboard boxes have increased relative to their own sex in the past, not compared to the number of men," Tehran mayor's deputy for cultural affairs, mullah Maysam Amroudi said.