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.

Iran’s Census Center published the report on Iran’s work force in autumn 2013.
According to a report by Deutsche Welle, the statistics for economic participation for all individuals over 15 years of age is 40.1%. By gender criteria, this statistics is 68.1% for men and 12.3% for women.

March 23, 2014 - Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman, is threatened with hanging. She was arrested on the charge of killing a man called Morteza and has spent seven years in prison. Rayhaneh is a decorator. Morteza learns of Rayhaneh’s profession when he accidentally hears her talking in a coffee shop. He subsequently asks Rayhaneh to visit his office for decoration work. Later, they make an appointment to go to Morteza’s office to see the place and evaluate the work.

Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli announced that the rate of female addicts has doubled. Pointing to new issues raised at the Vienna summit, he said: “The two issues focused on in the summit by European, South American and Central Asian countries which have been put on their agenda until 2016 to be ratified as a United Nations convention, are the elimination of execution for drug offenders and the legalization of drug use.”

NCRI –Mar. 10, 2014 - Iran banned a women’s chess team from Najaf Abad University in Isfahan from participating in the following round of competitions for what the regime calls improper veiling. This team had won the first round of competitions in the province.

The team comprising of 5 members had practiced for months and scheduled to participate in the competitions. However, after several of their pictures had been posted on the university board and magazine, the officials prevented their further participation.

A third year student majoring in agriculture at Tehran University (Abureihan campus) and editor of Today’s Talk students’ magazine,  affiliated to the university’s  Islamic Society was interrogated for the second time by the MOIS Bureau. She was also threatened to be expelled if she continues her activities. Maryam Hanifi’s parents were also summoned and threatened in person and by telephone during the recent days because of their daughter’s activities.

NCRI –Mar. 14, 2014 - In line with the new Iranian New Year, security and patrol forces have increased pressures on women and young girls.

A civilian reports, “Security forces in Aryashahr of Tehran interrogate women and youth under the pretext of mal-veiling and take them into their vehicles to give them the necessary warnings.”

Raihaneh Jabbari has been imprisoned since 2007 for pleading guilty to the murder of a man by the name of Sarbandi in self-defense.

The Global Tolerance Organization has asked the country’s judicial authorities to prevent the execution of this young woman.

67 female soccer and indoor soccer players, coaches, referees and managers have been added to a list by the Sports Ministry, indicating they will have to gradually give up their sports field. The 67 athletes have unofficially been informed that they have ‘disciplinary problems’.

Authorization to hold a ceremony to commemorate International Women's Day in Tehran’s House of General Sciences Scholars was cancelled on March 8 after security forces intervened.

Security forces with arrest warrants from the court, arrested educated Dervish women with degrees in sociology and medical sciences. They were arrested by the forces and attacked upon arrest.