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.

“Some 1000 run-away girls were admitted to welfare centers over the past year,” the deputy for social affairs in the Welfare Organization announced.

One of the clerical regime’s high ranking religious scholars admitted that the mullahs have failed to impose the compulsory veil on Iranian women despite all their suppressive measures.

In the anti-government demonstrations of recent days in Iran, we have seen Iranian women who not only actively participate in these protests but organize and lead them.

The phenomenon of child brides in Iran has taken on catastrophic dimensions such that even the misogynous regime’s officials and media admit it.

People whose properties have been looted by Iranian state-backed institutes staged a rally in Tehran at 10 a.m. October 15, 2017. A large number of women bravely participated in this extensive protest, some with their children, and played an active role.

The demonstrators gathered in central Tehran’s Keshavarz Blvd. to march to the office of the mullahs’ president and demand their plundered money.

The protest by women contract teachers, in Gilan, northern Iran, which had started on October 14, 2017, in front of Gilan’s Department of Education continued overnight and to the next day.

Women literacy teachers in Yazd (central Iran) gathered in front of the Education Department on Sunday, October 15, 2017 to protest against their undetermined employment status.

“After years of teaching, we remain in limbo. We expect that the Department of Education to implement the Parliament’s bill on our employment as soon as possible,” a protester said.

A 29-year-old woman set herself on fire on October 13, 2017, under Kaboli Bridge in Ahwaz, southern Iran.

The head of the accidents-and-burns department in Taleghani Hospital of Ahwaz announced the news and added, “She has suffered 82% burn and is in a critical condition.

Five women prisoners have been on hunger strike in Orumiyeh Prison, northwestern Iran, since October 11, 2017.

A number of guards in Orumiyeh Prison burst into the women’s ward on Wednesday, October 11, under the pretext of inspecting the ward, but searched the prisoners’ personal belongings.

Woman preschool teachers of Gilan Province, northern Iran, staged a gathering in front of the General Department of Education on October 14, 2017. The gathering lasted 8 hours.  (The state-run Young Journalists Club – October 14, 2017)