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.

On Friday, 19 June 2015, during a Volleyball World League match at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, the suppressive elements and hirelings of the Iranian regime severely attacked Iranian women and even Iranian or foreign female reporters battering and preventing them from entering the volleyball hall of 12,000 seats capacity.

Iranian women are becoming more vocal and determined in their efforts to overcome “misogynist” laws in Iran under the mullahs’ rule, an official of the Iranian Resistance has said.

The sentences issued against a number of theosophy women have been approved. These sentences were confirmed in branch 54 of the appeals court against Erfan Halghe activists.

State-run Mehr news agency published the Iranian regime’s president Rouhani on the presence of women in sports stadiums. The news agency wrote Rouhani responded to concerns raised by senior religious figures on his cabinet’s cultural programs and also the presence of women in sports stadiums in a press conference on Saturday.

The list below is the latest list of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who are in jail on sentences mounting to more than 190 years. Of the twenty two women 15 are political and civil activists, 6 belong to religious minority groups and 1 is behind bars for spying charges.

The Iranian regime’s police chief says his forces have acted based on their natural duty in banning the entrance of women into sports stadiums or cancelling various music concerts.

In Iran, the issue of women taking part in stadiums to attend sporting events has become a major topic of crackdown and imposing limitations against women. In the latest example a number of state mullahs expressed their stance on this topic.

Farshid Yazdani, a social affairs official in the Iranian regime said, “There are concerning statistics related to under-age marriages between children. We have around 25,000 children between 10 to 14 years old that have divorced.”

Ma'soume Zia’, a theosophy activist from the Erfan Halqeh theosophy group, has been sentenced to one year in jail and 74 lashes in Iran.

The state-run IRNA news agency issued a report referring to just a tip of the iceberg on poverty and women’s dire conditions in the Iranian capital: