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.

Hassan Rouhani, current president of the Iranian regime, gave new statistics on the exclusion of women from the job cycle in Iran.

A young woman was arrested by security forces in Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province, in western Iran. Sara Kamangar was charged with activity on the internet.

On the 23rd day of her hunger strike, political prisoner Atena Daemi announced her determination to continue her protest until her demands are met.

A man splashed acid on his wife because she refused to divorce him.

The acid attack took place in the city of Joghatay, in the northeastern Khorassan Razavi Province.

A 5-year-old girl in Mashhad suffered brain death due to harsh beating by her stepfather.

"Multiple scars of injury were evident on the girl's abdomen, head, and face upon admission to hospital," said Dr. Majid Taghizadeh.

In a letter dated May 3, 2017, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared wrote from prison, reiterating that the mullahs' religious dictatorship is illegitimate. In parts of her letter she wrote:

137 women had registered for the 12th presidential elections sham in Iran all of whom were disqualified.

In a televised debate broadcast on Tuesday night, May 2, from the national television, one of the presidential hopefuls, Es'hagh Jahangiri, asserted that "women are the most oppressed sector of our society whose rights are not heeded."

Two women were executed in the morning of Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Gohardasht Prison, Karaj. They have not been identified.

A huge fire broke out in an addicted women's rehabilitation camp in Qazvin, northwest of Tehran. At least 23 women suffered serious burns, two of them suffered burns over 70% of their body.