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.

Six women and men were arrested by the IRGC’s intelligence forces on October 29, 2017 in Karaj, capital of the central Iranian province of Alborz. They are active members of Erfan Halqeh group (Cosmic Mysticism) who had been arrested before in gatherings against the death penalty.

A number of social network activists working on the Telegram were arrested in the Iranian capital, after being surveilled by Tehran’s Cyber Police.

Rouhani’s deputy in women and family affairs admitted that the number of unemployed educated women in Iran is three time the number of men.

Student protests against Rouhani’s nominee for Minister of Sciences and Higher Education continued on October 28 and 29, 2017, in various universities across Iran.

The parents of death row political prisoners, Ramin and Afshin Hossein Panahi, were arrested by security forces on October 28, 2017 and taken to the Department of Intelligence in Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province.

Security forces attacked a private party in Gorgan, northern Iran, in the early hours of morning on October 29, 2017, arresting 11 women and six men for having not observed gender segregation. 

The party had been held in a villa located in a village near Gorgan. (The state-run Rokna.net – October 29, 2017)

Iranian political prisoner Leila Mir-Ghaffari has been incarcerated for a month in a mental hospital under dire conditions.

In a brief phone call on October 26, 2017, she called the hospital a torture chamber. She described the hygiene of bathroom and the quality of food as awful. She said the treatment of mental patients in this hospital is particularly inhumane.

A 16-year-old Iranian girl who had been forced into marriage died after committing suicide.

She lived in a village in Kouhdasht of Lorestan, western Iran. She had been forced into marriage by her family, three months ago.

Mojgan Siyami, author and Managing Editor of Saray Magazine, has been arrested by security forces in Ardabil, northwestern Iran.

Security forces thoroughly searched the house and apprehended Ms. Siyami at her residence on Sunday, October 22, 2017, and took her away to an unknown location.

The State Security forces expelled three young women who were attempting to enter Azadi Stadium to watch the football match between the two most prominent Iranian football teams.

The incident took place on October 26, 2017, when Persepolis and Esteghlal teams were scheduled to face off. The female fans had donned men’s clothes in a bid to enter the stadium. (The state-run Rokna.ir– October 26, 2017)