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.

Shahin Mahinfar, whose son Amir Arshad Tajmir was killed during the 2009 uprising when he was run over by the Revolutionary Guards, published an open letter in which she told the ruling mullahs, “Enough is enough. Here comes our day.”

Ms. Ranjana Kumari, a prominent women’s rights advocate and Director of the Center for Social Research in India, proclaimed her support for the Iranian people and women in their uprising for freedom. She tweeted on January 3, 2018:

Senior woman politicians in the U.S. and Canada declared support for the ongoing uprising in Iran.

Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, tweeted on January 2, reiterating, “Iran must pay attention to voices of the courageous protesters speaking out for their rights and well-being. That is the only way forward.”

January 3, 2018, marked the seventh consecutive day of nationwide uprisings in Iran when clashes and demonstrations continued a dozens of cities across the country.

In Tehran, women were involved in the scenes of Resistance in the against the repressive security forces.

A girl student by the name of Touran Mehrban was arrested in Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan Province, in northwestern Iran.

Touran Mehraban was arrested by security forces on December 31, 2017 by agents of the Intelligence Ministry.

Simultaneous with and despite the nationwide protests in Iran, Vice Patrols continue to harass and crack down on Iranian women to impose the compulsory veil (Hijab).

Ms. Patricija Sulin, Member of the European Parliament sent a tweet on January 1, 2018, declaring support for the Iranian people and Resistance.

Images of the sixth day of Iran uprising, January 2, 2018, show women confronting security forces in Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran.

Ms. Asma Jahangir, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Iran, sent a tweet on January 2, 2018, in which she wrote:

Iranian citizens have a right to unprovoked peaceful protest. My condolences for the martyrs and urge end of violence.

Faezeh Abdipour, a religious minority activist woman, was arrested on December 31, 2017, in Tehran. She has been on hunger strike since.

Ms. Abdipour was visiting a Gonabadi Dervish hospitalized at Tehran’s Day Hospital along with three other people when she was violently arrested.