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.

The International Volleyball Federation (IVF) placed “discussion about Iran’s situation” on its agenda on Friday, July 18.

A report by IVF monitors on Iran regarding the ban of women’s presence in stadiums was read out at that session. While Iran’s national volleyball team’s game with Russia will soon take place, IRNA (state-run) news agency had previously informed of the likelihood of Iran’s national volleyball team being omitted from the eight higher world league teams.

Ali Larijani, the Iranian regime’s parliament (Majlis) speaker reported on 220 thousand abortions in Iran and said: "The 220 thousand abortions, half of which were illegal, is a dangerous rate and the Health Ministry must pay attention to it.

Jannati, Tehran’s Friday prayer leader said, “Hijab is not just a Sharia issue that plays an essential role in the society. It is not an easy issue, those who had readily accepted death in order to defend hijab, were right.”

The state-run ‘Hijab and Virtue Club’ issued a statement marking the so-called national virtue and hijab day.

Excerpts of the statement reads, “Today hijab and virtue have completely become a social and transgendered matter that is far beyond a religious behavior but which needs the will of both officials and the public.”

[Barbie] The state-run ‘Headquarters to promote virtue and prevent vice’ in Isfahan filed a complaint against ‘Mihan’ dairy and ice-cream company for posting pictures of Barbie on its products.

[Bad hijab in Iran under the mullahs'] A report was published upon the request of Iran’s repressive women’s Basij forces and its research and investigation branch.

The report indicated that 2,868 girls and women over the age of 15 were studied across the country and were divided in the three classifications of superior hijab, ordinary hijab and weak hijab.

Male and female personnel will be separate in Tehran’s Municipality very soon. This is the new decision taken by deputies and organizations in municipality offices. Senior and middle-ranked managers in Tehran's Municipality will use only male staff for positions such as office directors, secretaries, telephone operators, typists and etc. from now on in the deputies’ offices.

Sharq daily wrote: “The Iranian census bureau has recently published the statistics of the marital age of for couples for the past 9 months.”

According this statistic, 30,965 of the total 579,871 marriages involved young girls aged 15 and under. This is 5.3% of all the marriages. According to the same statistics, in the past seven years,  one third of the women whose marriage had been noted, consistently involved girls 19 years of age and younger.

State-run Asr-e Iran news website published a report about the life of homeless women in Tehran and explained the lives of each of them.

According to Asr-e Iran a homeless woman told the journalist who had interviewed her that: Life is really hard on the streets, without shelter and homeless! We have to pay rent but we don’t have money.

Simultaneous with the Iran-Poland volleyball game on Friday, June 27th, female students in Tehran University intended to watch the match in the university’s amphitheater however university officials’ disapproved. Women were also banned from entering Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in previous matches.