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 woman participated in the men's marathons in Shiraz, southern Iran, to demonstrate her protest to the exclusion of women.

A 25-year-old woman identified as Sh. A. committed suicide and died in one of the neighborhoods of Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan, on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Revolutionary Court of Qazvin sentenced Soheila Kargar, a civil rights activist, to five years imprisonment for "disrupting public security".

With the conclusion of her leave for the Iranian New Year holidays, Azita Rafizadeh, Bahaii prisoner of conscience, had to return to the Evin Prison. She has a 7-year-old son.

The disciplinary committee of Iran's Bowling and Billiard Federation deprived several female pool players from participating in all domestic and international tournaments for participating in China's Free Games. The reason for such punishment was mentioned as "failing to observe Islamic principles".

Families of death-row prisoners have announced that they will hold a gathering on April 9, in front of the Parliament in Tehran, calling for abolition of the death penalty.

Massoumeh Zia, Tahereh Riyahi, and Mahsa Roj'ati were transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 241 of Evin Prison on Saturday night, March 25, 2017.

Kurdish student activist Afsaneh Bayazdi has been sent into solitary confinement in the wake of writing a letter to Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' leader, protesting insults, brutal torture and rape in prisons.

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on March 24, 2017, extending the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, for another year.

In a letter to her family on the Persian New Year, Maryam Akbari Monfared reiterated her faith in the spring of freedom. This is the 8th year she is spending Nowruz behind bars. In part of her letter, she wrote: