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.

A religious pundit from the Guardian Council and an element of the Observing Council Determining Candidates' Eligibility for Presidential Election, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi declared that Iran's future president will not be a woman and that according to the Islamic Republic's constitution women do not have a right to participate as a candidate in such elections. Foreign media reacted to the statement:

NCRI May 20, 2013 - Suicide is the second highest cause of death among Iranian students after accidents, a survey has revealed.
Most students take their own lives by hanging themselves, and the commonest time to commit suicide is Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and during exams, with the highest death rate at Isfahan University, the study found.

NCRI May 13, 2013 - The Iranian regime's State Security Forces have arrested a number of young girls disguising as boys to enter sport stadium.
The head of Special Unites of the State Security Forces told state-run Fars news agency on Saturday, May 11: "A number of girls who had painted their faces to look like boys, tried to enter the football stadium. We arrested them and turned them over to the judicial authorities."

NCRI May 5, 2013 - Female staff at Tehran University have been told they face the sack if they refuse to wear the veils and a new uniform.
The draconian edict was aimed at setting a good example to female students - who must also be 'properly veiled' at all times, the university's head of cultural affairs said.

NCRI - April 29, 2013 - The Iranian regime has launched a tough new crackdown on 'inappropriately dressed' women who 'flaunt themselves on the streets.'
The regime's deputy chief of police Brigadier-General Ahmad-Reza Radan has said he will not tolerate the presence of what he branded 'walking mannequins' in public.

NCRI - April 29, 2013 - The Iranian regime has denied abolishing the medieval punishment of stoning.
Only the way that the barbaric practice is inflicted had been changed, the vice-president of the regime parliament's judicial commission Hamid-Reza Tabatabaii said.

NCRI - Women in Iran have been warned they will have their cars confiscated for three weeks for driving while 'improperly veiled'.

April 26, 2013 - They also face having their vehicles impounded for 'unchaste behaviour' or 'noise pollution' whilst behind the wheel, Tehran's chief of traffic police said.

NCRI - The Iranian regime's has hanged four prisoners in western city of Kermanshah on Monday.

The Iranian regime's judiciary said the victims were hanged in the morning in the city's Dizel-abad prison.

NCRI - Women prisoners have been beaten and locked in solitary confinement for protesting at the total lack of bread in their meagre diet at Iran's Zahedan Central prison.

The mullahs' misogynous regime began its systematic suppression of women immediately after it took power in Iran by adopting laws and enforcing social regulations. In this way it institutionalized state-sanctioned violence against women. The laws of the clerical regime not only permit but facilitate violence against women.