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.

Professor Moharari Shiraz, head of Tehran’s Neurology and Psychiatric Hospital said, “Women are depressed twice as much as men.  This percentage amongst women is 14-19%, while in men is between 5-12%.”

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance  expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes and said: The mullahs’ regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidation.

Mullah Hassan Ameli, the Friday prayer leader of Ardebil said in recent remarks, “The State Security Forces must vividly show their effect in all aspects of social life and show clearly and move in a path so there would be no grounds for sins or contamination. The State Security Forces must be harsh against criminals so that real security is provided for the society and more tranquility provided for the people.”

Zahra Sai, director of Tehran’s Women’s Affairs Department said, “A statistical comparison between 2006 and 2011 shows a 3% increase in the number of single mothers. Currently more than 12% of families are run by single mothers. Employment is the most important demand of single mothers in Tehran province.”

The detention of Negar Haeri, a political prisoner in Gharchak Varamin Prison has been extended once again. She has been imprisoned in the notorious Gharchak Varamin Prison since July to serve her a one-year jail term. However the judiciary has prepared a new case against her to keep her in prison. Negar Haeri is the daughter of political prisoner Mashallah Haeri, a relative of Camp Liberty residents in Iraq.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, the story of an Iranian woman and our united struggle against the misogynist regime ruling Iran

Ms. Sholeh Pakravan, mother of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a prisoner on death row announced on September 29, 2014 that her daughter was transferred to Rajai Shahr prison for execution.

The “Guidance” police in Shushtar (South), passed a bill citing that all female students studying at Shushtar Azad University must wear chador (a long, black veil covering the whole body from head to foot). The police also determined the type of warnings to be given to students who do not abide.

Leila Javidan, deputy in culture and youths affairs in East Azerbaijan Province’s Youth and Sports Department said, “From March 2013 to March 2014, 3 cases of child brides of girls under the age of 10 and 4,488 cases of marriages of girls under the age of 15 were registered in East Azerbaijan Province.”

Following the vicious attack by security forces against Dervish protesters on September 21, 2014, many of the women were severely injured and are in dire conditions.

Ms. Sholeh Pakravan, mother of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a prisoner on death row announced on September 29, 2014 that her daughter was transferred to Rajai Shahr prison for execution.