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.

Women and men looted by Arman-e Alborz-e Iranian institute held a protest rally on Saturday, December 23, 2017 outside Tehran’s Tejarat Bank.
The Central Bank had announced that they would pay back the depositors’ money but they did not. The accounts of most depositors are still blocked and the deposits in many other accounts have been deducted from. Some of the investors have to pay something.  

A group of Tehran residents with a prominent presence by women gathered in front of the municipality building on Saturday, December 23, 2017, to protest heavy air pollution in the capital and the officials’ failure to address the problem. They held banners demanding the officials’ accountability for the 100 billion toumans of budget allocated for air purification.

“There are women and girls in Tehran who have no place for a healthy life.”

Soraya Shareqi, Director General of Women and Family Affairs in Tehran’s Governorate, made the above admission and added, “Corruption will grow if we, as the government, do not account.”

Shot put record holder among blind women and the fifth Paralympics champion is earning her life and paying for her practices by selling handmade pickles.
Hajar Taktaz is 41 years old. She was born with visual ailment and became blind when she was 18. In 1997, she started her sports life upon her teacher’s encouragement. Since 1998, she has been a shot put record holder. She won two Asian vice championships in the Para-Asian tournaments in 2005, and then won the fifth rank in the Paralympics.

230 women and men were arrested in Iran in two private parties held on the traditional feast of Yalda Night in Lavasan and Farmanieh districts of northern Tehran.

Yalda Night or Shab-e Yalda marks the longest night of the year on December 21 celebrated by Iranians since ancient times to welcome “the sun” as days get longer after this date.

The brave women of Iran play a prominent and active role in most of the protests held by different social sectors in Iran against the regime’s fraud and inhuman policies.

Thousands of people in Ahwaz, southern Iran, gathered on December 22, 2017, to protest against the diversion of Karoun River’s water and drying ponds and agriculture lands. A brave woman led the rally. The protesters, chanting furious slogans, declared that they are no longer going to put up with the regime’s plunder and fraud.

A large group of women and residents of Ramsar held a gathering outside the Governor’s Office on December 21, 2017, and protested the construction of a sewage treatment plant near their neighborhood. The protesters demanded a serious response instead of hollow promises.

The coastal city of Ramsar is located in the Province of Mazandaran, northern Iran.

According to the latest figures compiled by the National Statistics Center of Iran, the rate of unemployment among young women between 20 and 30 years of age is double that of men in the same age range.

Iran’s state-run media have pointed out that the trend of unemployment among youths shows that young women have always had a higher rate of unemployment and the gap has become wider in recent years. (The state-run Asr-e Iran website – December 20, 2017)

Women actively participated in at least three protests on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

People plundered by state-backed credit institutes staged protests in Tehran’s Bazaar and outside the Prosecutor’s Office. They chanted “death to Rouhani” and protested the government’s incompetence in handling widespread bureaucratic fraud.

Plundered people consisting mostly of women gathered on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in front of a Caspian credit institute’s branch in Rash, capital of Gilan Province in northern Iran. They furiously protested being robbed by this company and threw eggs and tomatoes and splashed paint on the building. They also chanted “death to Rouhani” and denounced his government for pilfering the Iranian people.