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 women and her husband were hanged in the Central Prison of Rasht on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was identified as Zeinab Sa’adanlou from Qouchan.

Jailed British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari, is in a poor state of mental health in Evin Prison.

Her husband Richard Ratcliffe says that despite improvement of her physical conditions, his wife is mentally unstable and depressed. He said his wife has requested to see a psychiatrist in prison.

President of Iran’s Bodybuilding Federation said: Female bodybuilders are not entitled to participate in any competitions.

Simone Veil, French politician and Holocaust survivor, who secured the legalization of abortion in France in the 1970s, died at her home in Paris on Friday, her family said. She was 89 years old.

Different groups of protesters including large numbers of women staged protest rallies in different cities, including Mashhad, Zahedan, Sorkhrood (in Mazandaran Province), Rasht, Ahwaz and Nahavand on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

The sixth branch of Tehran's Penal Court sentenced a woman and her husband to death.

Ismael Akbari, a director of the Justice Department of Fars Province, announced that the women who get arrested on the charge of improper veiling will have to attend an eight-hour educational class.

Sunday, June 18, 2017, a young woman committed self-immolation in Divandarreh, Iranian Kurdistan Province.

She has been identified as Sh. M., 23 years old.

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, released its report on Trafficking in Persons.

According to this report, "Some Iranian women, who seek employment to support their families in Iran, are vulnerable to sex trafficking. Iranian girls between the ages of 13 and 17 are targeted by traffickers for sale abroad."

A young woman in Sardasht, Iranian Kurdistan, set herself on fire on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She has been identified as Barivan Mohammadi, 23. This Kurdish woman is currently in a hospital in the city of Orumiyeh.