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.

The Human Rights Council held a general debate in Geneva on the follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

The families of political prisoners massacred in summer 1988 commemorated their loved ones on the last Friday of the year, March 17, 2017, according to an Iranian tradition.

Human rights and anti-death penalty activist Sholeh Pakravan published a letter to her daughter, Reyhaneh Jabbari who was executed in 2014, on the occasion of the Persian New Year, in which she vowed to continue her demand for justice.

Renowned cartoonist Atena Farghadani in a post in her Facebook account described her condition in prison during Nowruz. The former political prisoner wrote:

A 16-year-old girl in the city of Marand (West Azerbaijan Province), committed suicide and died on March 19.

1087 female beggars and 2052 homeless women have been arrested since March 2016.

In a speech on March 19, Khamenei once again stressed that the main duty of women is bearing children. He said the equality movement is a source of corruption.

Mahsa Roj'ati and Mehrak Karimpour, two civil rights activists, have been transferred to the Women's Ward of Evin Prison after two-and-a-half months of interrogation in the notorious Ward 209.

Twenty environmental activists were arrested on March 18, 2017, by security forces in Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan. These women were protesting burial of waste in Marivan.

Despite passage of one month since her arrest in Bandar Abbas, no information has been provided to the family of physician and social activist, Mehrnaz Haghighi, and her whereabouts. She was arrested for one-month age, don’t have any information about her whereabouts.