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 news of repeated rape of a mentally disabled woman in Iran at a Tehran government-run welfare center has shocked and outraged the public.

The 30-year-old woman has lived in the welfare center for several years.

An aid worker who wants to remain anonymous said that the young woman had been repeatedly raped by one of the workers at the facility. It was also found out that this was not the first case of rape by the assailant but he had previously assaulted two other mentally disabled women in the center.

Suzanne Omri, 14, died in a hospital on September 3, 2017. She was one of the four female workers who suffered severe burns in a gas explosion in a brick kiln in Viaghan in East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran. On August 29, 2017, four Kurdish women workers were injured during work at a brick kiln in the town of Viaghan. The four women were identified as Shahla Mohammadzadeh, 35, Fatemeh Ebrahimzadeh, 10, Suzanne Omari, 14, and Sazegar Omri, 10.

Nineteen young women and men were arrested in a private party in Sirjan, in Kerman Province, southern Iran. The General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Sirjan announced, “After receiving information that a mixed night party was being held on Saturday night in one of the suburban gardens, the issue was followed up by Sirjan’s Intelligence and Public Security Police.

Forced marriage of young girls is on the rise in East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran. This was announced by the deputy for cultural and youth affairs in the Department of Sports and Youths of East Azerbaijan.  Amir Taghizadeh said girl children between 10 and 15 years of age are forced into marriage.

A technical disorder in the website selling tickets for a football match caused trouble for the Iranian Football Federation and confusion for women eager to enter stadiums to watch a football match.

In the wake of activation of women’s online purchase of tickets for Iran-Syria football match, Hamisi, Security director of the Iranian Football Federation, announced, “There is not such a thing. There are no plans for women’s presence in the competition and we strongly deny all rumors in this regard.”

In a statement issued on Thursday, August 31, 2017, Laleh Park Mothers called for prosecution of the Iranian regime leaders responsible for the massacre of political prisoners in Iran in summer 1988.

Laleh Park Mothers brings together a group of mothers of victims of the 1988 massacre, the 2009 uprising, those executed in more recent years.

In a letter sponsored by Professor Rita Süssmuth, a number of German MPs urged the European Union to intervene to save the lives of Iranian political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison.

Ms. Rita Süssmuth, former spokeswoman of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) also sent a copy of the letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Another group of women in Iran who had protested the death sentence handed down for Mohammad Ali Taheri, were arrested and detained.

The arrested women have been identified as Nahid Rabbani, Ameneh Hekmat Maram, Akram Darvishi and Saeedeh Goodarzi who also have a child detained with them.

The plan on "prohibition of marriage of girls under 13 years of age" in Iran faces many opponents.

This was announced by Tayyebeh Siavoshi, member of the women's faction in the mullahs’ parliament (Majlis), who also reiterated, “It is no easy task to get these opponents out of the way.”

The bus carrying some of Iran’s talented and elite students overturned in Hormuzgan (southern Iran), leaving 44 young women dead or wounded. The accident took place at around 4 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017.

The deputy operations officer of Iran’s Emergencies Organization has confirmed the deaths of 11 young women and injury of 33.  Thirteen girls have been reported to be in critical conditions.