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 meeting entitled, "Heroic Women in Today's Iran", was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Sidney, Australia.

The meeting featured introductions to the lives of three women, imprisoned in Iran on political charges: Maryam Akbari Monfared, Atena Daemi and Fariba Kamalabadi.

Women were not allowed in to watch the Pakistan-Iran volleyball match on May 1, in Rezazadeh stadium of Ardabil, East Azerbaijan Province. They voiced their protest against such discrimination.

A group of women teachers staged a protest gathering on May 2, 2017, in front of the parliament (Majlis) in Tehran to observe the national Teachers Day.

Ibrahim Raissi, member of the Death Commission in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners and a nominated candidate for the mullahs' election farce, in a television interview implied his support for the regime's repressive measures to enforce the veil.

Dozens of young women and men were arrested in roundups in the cities of Qom and Abadan within two days for participating in private parties.

A plan to impound cars and deal with their drivers was started in the western Iranian Lorestan Province. Lorestan's Chief of Traffic Police announced on May 1, 2017, that cars having tinted windows and carrying unveiled women will be impounded and dealt with in accordance to the Islamic law. (The state-run IRIB news agency – May 1, 2017)

After 22 days of hunger strike by the imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, the director of Evin Prison's dispensary issued a false report on her health. In addition, prison authorities have not taken any action about her physical problems.

Buenos Aires, AFP, May 1, 2017 -- The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo marked four decades Sunday of marching for accountability in the abductions of their kin by Argentina's last dictatorship.

The request for revision of the case of Nargess Mohammadi sentenced to 10 additional years in prison was turned down by the court.

A 22-year-old woman, Donya Dadgostar, hanged herself and ended her life on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Marivan (Iranian Kurdistan).