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.

Fourteen nurses lost their lives last year due to job stress and pressure.

The state-run INLA news agency cited the Secretary General of the House of Nurses as saying that nurses can hardly have the advantage of early retirement and the bylaw on hard and harmful jobs is not implemented for contract nurses.

A young nurse suffered cerebral hemorrhage in Shahr-e Kord due to pressure at work.

Three political prisoners incarcerated in Evin Prison published a letter in support of the demands of the civil rights activist Atena Daemi.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Tehran's head of Justice Department announced on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that the Appeals Court had confirmed the original sentence issued for Nazanin Zaghari.

On the eve of the International Workers Day, two activist women were summoned to the Revolutionary Court in Dezful on May 6, 2017, along with a member of the Board of Directors of Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Workers' Syndicate.

Shiva Amini, a member of Iran's national futsal team, was deprived of playing futsal after she played in a friendly game abroad without covering her hair with the veil.

In a meeting on April 25 on the enforcement of the mandatory veil for women, Tehran's Prosecutor Jaafari Dolatabadi said, "Chastity and veil are our official policy. Considering that they are open and public issues, they need more attention."

Dozens of women held a protest rally on Monday morning, April 24, 2017, in front of the presidential office in Tehran.

Political prisoner and human rights defender Narges Mohammadi celebrated her 45th birthday in the notorious Evin prison on April 21, 2017.