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 November 13, a group of Ghazvin’s International University students staged a rally protesting acid attacks and chanting “Acid attack is a crime; students, support (the victims)”.

In an attempt to whitewash the recent atrocious acid attacks against women in Iran, Ahmadi Moghadam, Commander of the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces stated: “The Isfahan incident was highlighted because of widespread media coverage. This is while there have been 318 cases of acid attacks this year. The criminal responsible for the acid attacks hasn’t been arrested yet.”

Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of the mullahs’ Basij Organization welcomed the recent bill on ‘Promoting Virtue’ passed by the Iranian regime’s parliament, which appoints the Basij forces to intervene in people’s private lives in the name of guidance.

South Tehran University officials recently posted a poster on a wall specifying the regulations of hijab for girls on campus.

The following are not allowed for women:

Mohammad Bagheri Bonab, a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) said, “Even if veiled women appear in TV ads, it is still considered wrong under sharia terms. Their presence along with men in ads is considered a type of gender mixture which is also considered wrong.

Ardebil Province’s governor revealed the mullahs’ reactionary beliefs about girls, emphasizing the violation of women and children’s rights, “Today, a girl’s maturity age is equivalent to all the education she requires and getting a diploma is enough for her to get married.

In its session on November 9, members of the Iranian regime’s parliament ordered the Basij to carry out ‘promoting virtue’ measures (Basij forces can approach anyone, anywhere and warn them about their clothing and their behavior).

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) revoked the Iranian regime’s right to host the juvenile world games. FIVB said no international hosting will be granted to Iran until Ghoncheh Ghavami is released and women are permitted to attend matches played in Iranian stadiums.

Nahid Gorji, detained for Internet activities on October 11, 2014 remains in limbo in security entities.

Her interrogator, Heidary, who is also following her dossier, has declared that Nahid’s case has a security nature and no lawyers will be permitted to represent Gorji. The efforts of her family to appoint a lawyer for her have been unsuccessful till now.

A member of the ‘Iran Plastic Surgeons Association’ Board of Directors said the treatment process for acid attack victims will be very long and expensive and the government is obligated to provide the costs.