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 young woman committed suicide by drinking acid.

Shadi Khaliani, 14, committed suicide on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, due to restrictions she faced in the family.

Sisters of Evin political prisoner Atena Daemi were exonerated from the charges leveled against them by the Revolutionary Guards Corps.

A number of retired teachers including a remarkable number of women staged a protest in front of the Budget and Planning Organization on February 14, 2017 in Tehran.

The women of Ahwaz took to the streets on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for the third consecutive day to take part in demonstrations in protest to the water and power cut-offs and severe air pollution in the capital of Khuzistan Province.

Prison authorities have prevented hospitalization of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe despite deterioration of her illness.

Monday, February 13, 2017, marked the anniversary of Sane'e Jaleh, a Tehran University student of art who got killed by security forces in a protest demonstration on this day in 2011, at the age of 26.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, eight young women who attempted to enter Tehran's Azadi Stadium to watch the game between Persepolis and Esteghlal football teams, were arrested during inspections before passing the entrance gate.

A group of people including a large number of women, staged a march in Ahwaz, capital of the southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzistan, outside the Provincial Governor's building.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi, both imprisoned in Evin Prison, wrote a letter to Maryam Karimbeigi and called for freedom of her mother, Ms. Shahnaz Akmali.

In the evening of Saturday, February 11, 2017, a young woman from Mahabad hanged herself and died.