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 young woman was sentenced to 99 lashes and internal exile merely for having telephone contact and exchanging text messages with a man.

Sepideh's husband left home on April 19, 2012, and was later found stabbed to death in the desert areas north of Tehran.

Agents of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) have called Maryam Karimbeigi and threatened to burn their house.

Maryam's mother, Shahnaz Akmali, was arrested on January 25, 2017, and taken to Evin Prison.

Human rights advocate and anti-death penalty activist Shahnaz Akmali is deprived of access to legal counsel and visitation by her family despite passage of nine days since her arrest.

Girl children of Qeshm study in tents because the classrooms are very old and badly worn out and the government has not attended to their schools. (The state-run IRNA news agency – February 1, 2017)

Infant mortality rate in Iran is five times the developed countries', said Ali Akbar Sayyari, deputy Minister of Health.

Sayyari said, "Every year, 15,000 infants lost their lives in Iran. That is, for every 1000 births, there are ten Iranian infants who die."

"The unemployment rate of young women in Iran reached its highest level in 20 years, in 2015," so declared the presidential deputy on women and family affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi.

Sholeh Ram and her husband, Shayan Rahimi were arrested in the morning of February 1, 2017, in Zahedan by intelligence and security forces and transferred to an unknown location.

Ms. Raheleh Rahemipour was sentenced to two years in jail on the charge of acting against national security.

Ms. Rahemipour pursues the fate of her niece, Golrou Rahemipour, who was born in prison in 1983. Golrou was separated from her mother when she was only 14 days old. In response to her parents' inquiry, prison guards told them that Golrou was dead.

In a telephone call to her mother, Tahereh Riyahi informed her of her grave physical conditions and deteriorating health in prison.

She told her mother that her left eye cornea had been hurt during interrogations.

"While there is gender balance in the number of college students, the higher education's faculty of science is a male-dominated structure," said Elaheh Hejazi, advisor to the Minister of Science and Higher Education in women's affairs.