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.

Mona Mo'afi, a social activist and employee of the Psychology Organization, was arrested on January 25, 2017, at her work place by agents of the Intelligence Ministry (MOIS). Her family have no news of her.

A young woman was stabbed to death by her husband on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Her body was dumped into a well.

The 25-year-old man, called Hessam, said the only reason for killing her wife was that he was suspicious of some of her behavior.

Women top the list of those deprived of education in the southwestern province of Khuzistan in Iran.

Four political prisoners detained in the women's Ward of Evin Prison expressed serious concern about the detention of Shahnaz Akmali in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

A young woman was stabbed to death by her father in Qa'emshahr, northern Iran.

The latest official statistics show that one woman is addicted in Iran for every 9 male addicts.

The figure was announced on February 5, 2017, by Hamidreza Fat'hi, head of the Department for Prevention of Drug Addiction in the Ministry of Health.

Political prisoner Nargess Mohammadi sent out a letter from Evin, in which she explained the situation of mothers in the Women's Ward of Evin Prison.

One month past the arrest and incarceration of prisoner of conscience Massoumeh Zia, she is still held in detention in solitary confinement at Evin Prison's Ward 209. She is under interrogation.

The Criminal Court of Lorestan Province sentenced a man and a woman to stoning on February 3, 2017. The woman was identified as S.M. (The state-run KashKan website, February 3, 2017)

The Iranian regime's Supreme Court ruled on February 3, 2017, that a woman must be blinded in one eye.

The sentence was issued in retribution for an acid attack that blinded her victim in one eye.