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.

Girl students of the Art University of Isfahan, central Iran, reacted by protest to the dormitory officials’ attempt to spy on the students on October 20, 2017.

Students of Law and Political Sciences of Tehran University staged a protest gathering against mismanagement of the school and policies aimed at restriction of students’ activities.

Iranian political prisoner Atena Daemi sent a letter out of prison announcing, “As an Iranian, I announce that not only I’m not an IRGC member, but I’m incarcerated because of IRGC’s crimes.”

Iran’s girls’ basketball team was removed from the Asian U16 games because of the Iranian federation’s $325K debt to FIBA.

The team was to take part in the official event for the first time after 37 years.

The personnel of Khomeini Hospital of Falavarjan, in Isfahan Province in central Iran, staged a gathering on Sunday, October 21, 2017, to protest non-payment of their salaries and rewards for one year as well as the inappropriate management of the hospital.

A young Iranian woman was sentenced to 100 lashes and forced labor in a hospital for a year on the alleged charge of illicit relations.

The trial was held at the fifth branch of the Tehran’s Penal Court on October 20, 2017 for the woman and the man with whom she was accused of having secret relationship.

The State Security forces arrested a group of 13 young women and men at a restaurant in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The police forces raided a restaurant at Tehran’s 12th district and arrested the youths at mid-day on October 20, 2017 accusing them of Satanism.

At least three women committed suicide over the past two days in Iran.

Two young women threw themselves off the Chamran Bridge in Isfahan, central Iran.

“They were 17 and 18 years old,” said a regime’s official. “One has lost consciousness and is unlikely to survive and the other has broken all her limbs,” he added. (The state-run Jam-e-jam website – October 21, 2017)

Literacy teachers in Ardabil, northwestern Iran, gathered to protest their employment conditions on October 19, 2017.

Protesters consisting of some 30 women, protested their undetermined status of employment by gathering outside the Department of Education of Ardabil Province and demanded to be officially employed as soon as possible.  (The state-run Tasnim news agency – October 19, 2017)

Three more women have been named as state ministers, bringing the total number of women in the United Arab Emirates cabinet to nine.

During a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 30-year-old Sara Al Amiri was named Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Mariam Al Muhairi as Minister of State for Food Security, and Hessa Eisa Bu Humaid as Minister of Community Development.