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.

3 female prisoners, Akram Mahdavi, 46, Fereshteh Abdulmaleki 36, and Zohre Lavastati 36, are faced with imminent danger of execution after serving years in the notorious Gharchak Varamin prison.

In an interview with the state-run Fars News Agency, while insulting the demands of your Iranian women, Zohreh Tayebzadeh Nouri, an MP of the Iranian regime stated, “Going to sports stadiums is not even the hundredth issue in priority for Iranian women.

On 10 April, Ali Jannati, the regime’s minister of culture and guidance emphasized that women cannot sing solo. During a news conference, when asked if issues raised by religious figures of the regime regarding female singers has been solved, in efforts to prove his reactionary viewpoints, Jannati, who has been targeted for women singing recently in Iran, stated, “There were no problems to begin with, it is clear that women are not permitted to sing solo.”

The Iranian regime has no respect for human rights and international standards. Women are considered second-class citizens and female prisoners suffer even more.

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has criticized the Iranian regime’s record on women’s rights.

Ambassador Samantha Powers said: “In Iran, women are legally barred from holding some government positions, there are no laws against domestic violence, and adultery is punishable by stoning, making it wholly inappropriate that Iran assume a leadership role on women's rights and welfare at the UN."

Ali Jamali Qomi, head of statistics, planning and human resources in Iran’s Management and Planning Organization, described the annual goals for governmental employment in the new Persian fiscal year. In his remarks he stated, “According to our plan a recruitment test will be held twice a year, the first examinations will be held in June and the next round of examinations will be held in November.

Elham Ferdowsi, a gifted college student studying economics, was a prisoner in the notorious Gharchak Varamin prison for over two years. Following her release she was able to celebrate the Persian New Year with her family.

On April 4, 2015 state-run website ‘Khane Varzesh’ quoted a deputy of the Minister of Sports and Youth that the proposed plan to allow the presence of women and families in sports stadiums was approved by the country’s Security Council.

Their hands are covered with callus. Every two weeks they have to clip the calluses so they can continue to weave.

Hajar shows us her hands and says, “One must be in a specific spirit to start the work on a rug. If you are upset you can’t weave and your work will be knotted!”

If two new proposed laws are approved, Iranian women can face significant restrictions in use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labor market.