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.

Khamenei’s representative in Mashhad, mullah Alamol Hoda, said women’s failure to observe the hijab has led to the economic crises in the country.

The General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Qom announced on July 7, 2017, that the plan to oversee “chastity and hijab (veil)” would be stepped up with the help of the Bassij and the State Security Force in Qom.

A young woman in Tehran was sentenced to flogging and forced labor for having illicit relations with a man. The verdict was issued at a court hearing despite her insistence that she only had working relations with the man in question.

Five-hundred and 32 marriages of girls between 10 to 15 years old have taken place in the Iranian Kurdistan Province during the past Iranian year (March 2016-March 2017). This was announced by Kurdistan’s Governor, Abdul-Mohammad Zahedi.

Sadegh Sa’adatiyan, Director General of the Registration of Documents and Properties Organization, said, “The divorce rate in the province has increased 6 percent over the past Iranian year and reached 36,700.” (The official IRNA news agency – July 5, 2017)

Homeless women have no other choice but to sell their children due to extreme poverty.

A young woman studying masters of Physics at the University of Kurdistan was killed.

Zahra Alidousti, from Ilam, was murdered in the dormitory of Kurdistan University on Thursday night June 29, 2017. She was a graduate student in physics.

Two 15-year-old girls committed suicide in Iran on two consecutive days.

Lahijan police chief said, “A 15-year-old girl jumped off the bridge and fell on a passing car. The young woman has been transferred to a hospital.”

The mother of political prisoner Golrokh Iraee has been threatened with arrest by the Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) intelligence agents.

Hamedan’s Traffic Police commander, Ali Fekri, announced that his forces will deal seriously with those women who drop their veils in their cars.