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.

Gholam-Hossein Ibrahimi, the Iranian regime’s Friday prayer leader in Sabzevar (northeastern) said in recent remarks, “We must not allow the sanctity of hijab to be destroyed in towns. Unfortunately, today there are many people that are questioning the sanctity of this mandatory act, and there must be serious measures taken in this regard.

Atena Faraghdani, artist and civil activist, has been summoned to branch 15 of the revolution court. In her complaint she has protested sexual harassment by authorities in the Revolutionary Guard’s prison during her time behind bars through degrading body searches, stripping her in her cell, beatings and insults, violation of her private space in prison by placing closed circuit camera in the bathroom and showers, confiscation her personal items including her lap-top, tablet and the ear set of her telephone, and finally refusing to hand them back to her...

Based on the Iranian regime’s Census Organization, 1,277 babies were born from mothers under the age of 15 during the first 9 months of this year. Furthermore, these cases reached 1,727 births, which is .1% of all births in Iran during last year (1,471,834).

An Iranian musician has been banned from travelling abroad because his musical group includes women.

Regime border police confiscated Majid Derakhshani's passport at Tehran airport, and he now faces prosecution for the 'offence'.

Mosque imams and state mullahs have recently launched an unprecedented campaign demanding stricter measures to implement hijab regulations. Considering the mullahs’ remarks about hijab leading to the wave of acid attacks last October, this can be viewed as preparations for a new wave of crackdown against women. Below are a few examples of such remarks:

23.8 million people are the economically active population in Iran however, according to an official report issued by the Iran Census Center on the work force from the period of March 2013 to March 2014, the number of active women has decreased 8.6%.

Fereshteh Saljoughi, director general of the Office of Women and Family Affairs in Khorasan Province said, “Only 786 of every 10,000 women are insured.”

Susan Tabiyanian, a Baha’i citizen in the city of Semnan, and mother of two young children aged 7 and 12, was sentenced to one year prison. She was convicted for conducting interviews with foreign media outlets about the Baha’i community’s poor economic status. Susan went to the city’s revolution court on Wednesday, December 24 and was transferred to prison. She is the only Baha’i woman in Semnan Prison.   

Atena Faraghdani, artist and child’s rights activist, was imprisoned for her work and for visiting families of political prisoners. She spent two months under psychological pressure while in the custody of the Revolutionary Guards.

Khosro Mansourian, the founder of a so-called association in support of social victims in Iran, referred to 40% of street children being diagnosed with HIV and said, “The number of children suffering from this virus is actually higher than the current statistics.