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.

People plundered by Iran Khodro car manufacturing company held a protest gathering Wednesday, October 25, 2017, in front of the Ministry of Mines and Industries on Tehran’s Somayyeh Street.

The protesters including a significant number of women complained about having paid for a vehicle to the company’s office in East Tehran but receiving neither the vehicle nor their money back. 

The nurses and staff of Velayat Hospital in Rasht, northern Iran, staged a protest gathering to demand 13 months of unpaid fees. The majority of participants were women.   

Two young women were arrested in Iran for riding a motorbike and posting their pictures on the internet.

“The two young women whose pictures had been published on the internet were identified and dealt with,” said the commander of the State Security Force of the city of Dezful, in southwestern Khuzistan Province. (The state-run Aftab website – October 24, 2017)

 

Three women were arrested for modeling activities in Sistan-o Baluchistan Province, southeastern Iran..

Ali Mohammadi, Commander of the Public Security Police in the province, announced, “A woman owning a hairdresser, had employed two other women as models for ads in the social networks to invite customers to her shop. The agents went to the business, arresting the three women and sealing the shop.” (The state-run ISNA new agency – October 25, 2027)

Iranian students staged a number of gatherings at Tehran’s Amir Kabir and Allameh Tabatabaii universities and the University of Qazvin on Monday, October 23, 2017, to protest the new nominee for the Minister of Sciences and Higher Education. Girl students actively participated in these gatherings. (The state-run Alef website – October 23, 2017)

Nurses of Tehran’s Khomeini Hospital held a gathering to protest their small salaries and pressure at work. The gathering consisting mostly of women took place on October 24, 2017. The nurses also protested the shortage of work force in the hospitals and demanded their unpaid and delayed fees.  (The state-run Nurses’ House website – October 24, 2017)

A young woman went unconscious after being beaten up on Monday, October 23, 2017, when security forces attacked the plundered protesters gathering in front of the Iranian regime’s parliament.

Unfortunately, there has been no news on her since then and it is not clear where the State Security forces took her.

A large number of Iranians whose deposits have been plundered by state-backed credit institutions such as Caspian, Alborz-e Iranian (Arman) and Padideh gathered in front of the mullahs’ Parliament in Tehran (Majlis) to demand their stolen money. The call for this rally had been issued on the internet in advance.

The residents of Orumiyeh, northwestern Iran, were outraged on Monday, October 23, 2017, when news broke out that a janitor had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl at school. The parents whose daughters studied in the city’s Shohada girls school poured into the school and set its equipment on fire.

Sheida Abedi was arrested by intelligence agents at 7 am on Monday, October 21, 2017, at her home in Birjand, northwestern Iran.

The intelligence agents thoroughly searched Ms. Abedi’s residence, after arresting this 26-year-old woman of Bahaii faith.