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.

Kurdish political prisoner, Qadrieh Qaderi, is denied treatment despite acute ear infection, severe headache and numbness of her hand.

Mrs. Tal'at Ali-Mohammadi passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017, in Tehran at the age of 81.

Mrs. Ali-Mohammadi, better known as Mother Karimi, was a strong and patient woman who proudly resisted against two dictatorships. She greatly loved her people and their valiant children who fought against tyranny.

An elderly woman, Saharnaz Moussavi, was beaten up by Dastgerd Prison guards on the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017, and subsequently abandoned in the street.

Mrs. Massoumeh Sadeghi was arrested in a raid on her class by security forces in Isfahan on February 12, 2017.

Security forces subsequently attacked Ms. Sadeghi's home, searching and confiscating her identification cards, computer and cellphone.

A government official announced that only 18 per cent of women heads of household have jobs and employment.

Officials of the Women's Prison in Yasouj have been imposing various restrictions on prisoners since October 2016. Recent reports indicate that they have closed down the ward's kitchen, the quality of food is very bad, the prisoners do not have telephone contact with their families, and there is no heating or sanitary facilities in the ward.

Civil rights activist Shima Babaii has been summoned by telephone to present her last defense to the Third Branch of Evin's Prosecutor's Office.

The Iranian judiciary extended the detention verdict of civil rights activist Massoumeh Zia for another month on February 8, 2017.

Former political prisoner, artist and civil rights activist, Atena Farghadani published a meaningful post on the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution whose goals have yet to be realized. The post entitled, "Which 38 years? Which celebration?", reads in part:

Vice patrols called to help bring down the number of mal-veiled women.

Majid Souri, Commander of the Revolutionary Guards of Boroujerd, told a gathering on February 7, "We call on those who enjoin good and forbid from evil, to take action in the framework of local guidance patrols to bring down the number of mal-veiled women."