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.

In the wake of implementation of the new stage of her jail sentence lasting 10 years, human rights advocate Nargess Mohammadi in a letter leaked out from Evin Prison on April 11, 2017, wrote:

Shima Adak, a 24-year-old woman from Marivan, committed suicide on April 9, 2017, and died.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres designated on April 10, 2017, children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace.

Judiciary officials refused to grant furlough to human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi who is presently detained in Evin Prison. This is while they have already received a 600-million-touman bail bond for her.

Civil and children's rights activist Atena Daemi published an open letter on April 9, 2017, insisting that she would continue her hunger strike until she is granted her demands.

Some 500 family members and relatives of death-row prisoners held a gathering outside the mullahs' parliament on Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, to express their protest to the sentences issued for their loved ones.

Atena Daemi, a human rights activist and advocate of children's rights, went on a hunger strike to protest the prison sentences issued her sisters Ensieh and Haniyeh.

Political prisoner Sotoudeh Fazel, a 65-year-old teacher by profession, has been deprived of revision of her sentence by the Court of Appeals.

In the wake of the Persian New Year celebrations in Nowruz, security forces arrested a young woman in Sanandaj for wearing "unconventional clothes", namely a dress bearing the flag of Kurdistan.

At least three women, environmental activists, were arrested by security forces in Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan. These women had staged a protest gathering against burying the city's waste in a tourist area called, Samaghan Valley.