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.

The Iranian regime does not support women athletes and by doing so attempts to marginalize them as it has done so in politics and economics.

This month has been studded by protests to the state-backed companies in Iran which have looted people’s properties and deposits with women playing an active part in them.

Intelligence forces in Abadan, southwestern Iran, arrested a teenage girl.

Ma’edeh Shaabani Nejad, 15, was arrested at her high school and taken to the Department of Intelligence on October 18, 2017, after her residence was encircled and thoroughly searched by agents of the Intelligence Department of Abadan.  Ma’edeh is a high school freshman.

Dr. Arezoo Ghobadi hanged herself on a tree in Aveer Park in Sanandaj, capital of Kurdistan Province of Iran, on October 19, 2017.

There is no information about the reason for her suicide.

Teachers have been protesting continuously over the past seven weeks in cities across Iran.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, a group of women, literacy teachers, staged a protest outside the governor’s office in Soldouz, West Azerbaijan Province, in northwest Iran. They demand to be officially employed by the Department of Education.  They say, 25 relatives of government officials have been employed in their stead.

Women of Dayyer staged a protest on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Governor’s Office in this southern Iranian city of Boushehr Province against frequent water cut-offs in their town.

The women entered the governor’s office. The protesters said part of their town’s water has been diverted to a factory but officials have not solved the problem and just ordered rationing of water.

Iranian officials warn elderliness has become feminine.

Farahnaz Mohammadi, member of the Center for Elderliness Research, said, “The number of elderly women in Iran is more than the number of men. A large number of elderly people in Iran are illiterate and as a consequence, they have had a low chance of getting employed in young age and have little property.”

Women literacy teachers staged a protest gathering on Monday, October 16, 2017 in West Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran.

Protesters who were mostly women demanded implementation of their legal rights.

The Iranian regime’s judiciary issued a total of 8 years of suspended prison sentence for four women activists of Cosmic Mysticism Group (Erfan-e Halgheh).

22,000 women have been dealt with over a year in the city of Tonekabon, northern Iran, in line with the constant crackdown on women for imposing the compulsory veil on them.