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 female singer has been banned from performing with her group at a concert in Tehran. Iranian authorities said the show would only be allowed to go ahead if Azerbaijani singer Fargana Qasimov watched her band perform from the sidelines.

Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milani must appear in the Culture and Media Parquet in the next 72 hours, for publication of a screenplay named “Shahrzad, a woman of 1,001 nights”. This book was published under the permit of the Ministry of Culture and has undergone all legal steps for publication, according to Milani.

Nahid Gorji, detained for her cyber activities on Facebook, has been banned from visits and phone calls.

Nahid Gorji was detained by security forces on October 11, 2014. Judiciary officials have announced a bail of 4 billion Rials (about $115,000) for her release, however, she is not able to come up with such money and has been forced to remain in prison.

The Iranian regime officially considers 9 as the age of puberty for girls. Each year the Iranian regime gathers a group of schoolgirls in this age range to participate in a ‘ceremony’ to show that the innocent girls are not only forced to give in to the regime’s misogynist laws - such as mandatory hijab and other restrictions – in fact they must be ready for fixed marriages and having their fates decided for.

Atena Faraghdani, artist and civil activist was summoned to the Iranian regime’s revolution court where she was literally beaten before her parents’ eyes and thus transferred to Qarchak Varamin Prison.

Full gender segregation regulations have been implemented in Isfahan’s Dowlat Abad University and the current winter semester is under such regulations. This has led to major protests in the campus but university officials are paying no attention to the requests made by the progressive students and professors.

Gholam-Hossein Ibrahimi, the Iranian regime’s Friday prayer leader in Sabzevar (northeastern) said in recent remarks, “We must not allow the sanctity of hijab to be destroyed in towns. Unfortunately, today there are many people that are questioning the sanctity of this mandatory act, and there must be serious measures taken in this regard.

Atena Faraghdani, artist and civil activist, has been summoned to branch 15 of the revolution court. In her complaint she has protested sexual harassment by authorities in the Revolutionary Guard’s prison during her time behind bars through degrading body searches, stripping her in her cell, beatings and insults, violation of her private space in prison by placing closed circuit camera in the bathroom and showers, confiscation her personal items including her lap-top, tablet and the ear set of her telephone, and finally refusing to hand them back to her...

Based on the Iranian regime’s Census Organization, 1,277 babies were born from mothers under the age of 15 during the first 9 months of this year. Furthermore, these cases reached 1,727 births, which is .1% of all births in Iran during last year (1,471,834).

An Iranian musician has been banned from travelling abroad because his musical group includes women.

Regime border police confiscated Majid Derakhshani's passport at Tehran airport, and he now faces prosecution for the 'offence'.