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.

France 24, March 9, 2017 - The blaze that killed at least 34 girls at an overcrowded Guatemalan shelter for abused teens broke out in a tiny room in which they may have been locked in to control them after a riot at the center, authorities and witnesses said on Thursday.

Workers of Parsilon Factory staged a protest with their families outside the Governor's Office in Khorramabad, capital of western Lorestan Province, on March 10, 2017.

Women joined in large numbers a demonstration on March 9, 2017, by teachers and other employees of the Education Ministry in front of the parliament in Tehran. They came with their children from Tehran, Karaj, Shahriar and Qom.

Wednesday night, March 8, 2017, a ten-year-old girl hanged herself in the town of Takab, near Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan Province.

Two women, one of them pregnant, were splashed with acid in the same week in the Petroshimi Park in Mahshahr, southwestern Province of Khuzistan.

Amnesty International and 19 other NGOs and human rights organizations issued a joint statement on March 8, 2017, calling on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families.

Some 700 retired teachers and staff of the Education Ministry, the majority of whom were women, staged a protest outside the mullahs' parliament in Tehran

Teachers staged demonstrations in more than 20 cities across Iran on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Women widely participated in these protests to Iranian teachers' deprivations and job restricitons. 

Former political prisoner and cartoonist Atena Farghadani published a new drawing on the occasion of the International Women's Day. Ms. Farghadani thus depicted subjugation and humiliation of Iranian women justified under the pretext of enforcing the mandatory veil.

Political prisoner Abolghassem Fouladvand sent a message on March 6, 2017, from Gohardasht Prison and praised the resistance of Iranian women on the occasion of the International Women's Day.