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 right of equal education for women is recognized in most of the countries around the world but under this regime, discrimination against women is a policy priority.

Ms. Ziba Abedinzadeh, Women’s Affairs Advisor of General Employment, Cooperation and Social Welfare Department in Hormozgan referred to the 19.9% unemployment rate for women in the country and said: This rate in Hormozgan is 23%.

Ms. Shahnaz Sagvand, wife of Mr. Ali Nejati, a union activist, was again summoned to the court in Ahvaz for a retrial. Ms. Sagvand has already faced trial in several revolutionary courts of Shush and Dezful and was declared innocent every time.

A female students from the Free University of Shahin Shahr of Esfahan jumped out from the third floor of a building after she had been abducted by three men.

During the past days, the security forces in Khoramabad have warned the families about playing with snow. The security agents have emphasized to the male and female students of Kamalvand University that they are not allowed to play with snow in a male and female mix and made them to give assurances in this regard.

IRNA news agency, January 29, 2014 - The Black & White music band, managed by Mr. Peiman Mir Aqassi and is led by singer Mr. Vahid Taj, will perform in Dezful on February 6 and 7.

The Iranian regime has hanged three prisoners including a women in the Lorestan province. The three residents of villages in the vicinity of the city of Delfan, were hanged last week, local media reported. Two of the victims were identified their initials R.H. and M.Sh The reports gave no further information but indicated that they have been sentenced on drug related charges.

Female students in Isfahan University have to pass two guards while leaving the premises for their dorms. The first is the dormitory guard and the second is the university’s guard.

A women’s activist stated: Once our quota for some university studies were omitted, we succeeded in collecting 2000 signatures from students and citizens to protest this act. Amongst signatories of this petition are Shahindokht Molaverdi, Rouhani’s Deputy in Women’s Affairs, as well as some former members of the parliament such as Ellahe Kollai.

Following the death of Fatemeh Soltan Zare’I, it was announced by Tabriz’s cemetery that it is forbidden to wash or use a casket for her (according to the teachings of the Baha’i Faith) otherwise her burial will be forbidden.