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 researcher and interpreter who translated philosophical books was sentenced to death.

Political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in the Evin Prison commemorated the International Women's Day. The ceremony was held on March 8 by short speeches and songs.

Women's rights activist Farzaneh Jalali was freed on Sunday, March 12, 2017, after 17 days of detention in the Intelligence Department of Kermanshah. She was released on a heavy bail of 300m toumans ($92,544).

Over 10,000 teachers and retirees, including a remarkable number of women, staged protest demonstrations on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Tehran and other cities.

Civil and human rights activist Atena Daemi and her two sisters, Ensieh and Hanieh, were summoned Sunday, March 12, 2017, to the Quds Judiciary Branch to be informed of their charges.

Sima Kiani was arrested by security forces on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Shahr-e Ray, a Tehran suburb. She was transferred to an unknown location.

Prisoner of conscience Elham Farahani has been denied access to physiotherapy after she broke her arm and was operated on twice.

A Tehran city official revealed that premature babies are smuggled out of the country for sale.

A young woman, Shiva Pejdam, 17, committed suicide by taking pills and lost her life. The incident happened on March 10, 2017, in Boukan (Iranian Kurdistan).

A young woman set herself on fire at a gas station in Galikesh, northern Golestan Province.