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.

Iranian women actively participated in three protest rallies on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in Tehran, Rasht and Mashhad.
Protesters including labor activists and members of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, converged outside the Labor Ministry in Tehran upon a call previously issued by Mrs. Robabeh Rezaii, wife of the imprisoned labor activist Reza Shahabi.

"The best form of support for a woman is to let the family’s men do it,” declared one of the Iranian women officials in stating her opposition to the bill on elimination of violence against women which has been already blocked for years at the mullahs’ parliament.  

An Iranian gymnastics champion, Kiana Abdipour, 10, was summoned to the Disciplinary Committee of Iran’s Gymnastics Federation and is soon to be deprived of participating in tournaments for publishing photos online showing her practicing in Armenia without observing the veil.

Two young women, Shabnam and Zeinab, managed to enter Qadir Football Stadium in Ahwaz, capital of the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzistan, and watch their favorite football team to the end.
One of the girls wore men’s clothes and the other painted beard on her face.

A Tehran court sentenced a middle-aged woman to a year of forced labor in Behesht-e Zahra’s washing room to clean the dead before burial, for her alleged illicit relations with a strange man.
This middle-aged woman was a government employee, living in Tehran away from her husband due to family problems.

The issues relating to women and children are presently being ignored amidst the political problems.

Leila Arshad, women’s rights activist and executive director of a social aid house called Khaneh Khorshid, the House of Sun, said the above and underlined the need to adopt legislations on the “elimination of violence against women.”

A group of women and men plundered by the Az-Zahra institute staged a protest gathering on Monday, December 25, 2017, outside the Governor’s Office in Mashhad, capital of the northeast Iranian Province of Razavi Khorassan.

The State Security forces lined up in front of the protesters who only demanded their stolen properties. The protesters blamed Rouhani’s government for their poverty and devastation.

There are 1,682,000 women in Iran between 10 and 49 years of age who are absolutely illiterate, a recent survey indicates.

Ali Bagherzadeh, head of the Literacy Movement Organization, announced the above and added, “4.2 per cent of the women’s population in 10-49 age group who live in cities and 13 per cent of those who live in villages are absolutely illiterate.”

A 40-year-old woman committed suicide with her two children, a 10-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son, on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Rezvanshahr, in Gilan Province, northern Iran.

Eyewitnesses say the mother first threw her daughter off the fifth floor of the building where they lived. Then she jumped out with her 5-month-old son.

Young women and men who study at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabai University staged protests on two consecutive days against the slaughter of Kurdish porters by the Iranian security forces.
On Saturday, December 23, 2017, students of the School of Social Sciences at Allameh University distributed posters among students, condemning the security forces’ shooting at porters. The protest continued on December 24, 2017, by staging a sit-in protest at the entrance of the college.