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.

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May was marked by two major developments in Iran. One was the elections and all its surrounding developments, and the other was widespread protests against looting of people's properties by the so-called credit companies. Women were actively involved in both of those activities.

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April saw the start of campaigns for presidential and parliamentary election sham in Iran. This is a realm where women are totally deprived or restricted to a great extent to participate and express their opinions, according to the law. Article 115 of the Constitution of the Iranian regime states that the country's president must be elected from among the religious and political statesmen (rejal). The word rejal literally means men of high achievement.

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The month of March marked the International Women's Day.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran held a number of meetings in various cities in Europe, U.S., Canada and Australia in coordination and cooperation with Iranian women's associations to honor the International Women's Day.

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The Iranian regime resumed ruling for harsh and cruel punishments for women in the month of February.

At least two women were sentenced to death, two women were sentenced to flogging, one to stoning and another to retribution by blinding.

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The January 19 crashing down of the high-rise commercial complex, the Plasco Building, in the heart of Tehran shocked everyone in the start of the New Year. The tragedy, a consequence of plunders by city officials and the Mostazafan commercial enterprise, left many families grieving for their loved ones, with no hopes for future after losing their breadwinners.

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The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran wishes a Happy New Year for all human and women's rights activists and hopes that the New Year will bring more advancements for the equality movement, peace and friendship to all nations and freedom to the people and women of Iran.

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 The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on November 15, 2016, condemning violations of human rights in Iran. In Article 14, the resolution strongly urged the Iranian regime "to eliminate, in law and in practice, all forms of discrimination and other human rights violations against women and girls."

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October was marked by a number of important occasions which also focused attention on the situation of human and women's rights in Iran.

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September was marked by two interventions by Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader, on the rights of women.

The first time was on September 3rd, when Khamenei announced the general outlines of the regime's Family Policy for all government agencies.

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The mass execution of 25 Sunni political prisoners in the beginning of August overshadowed other developments throughout the month particularly that it coincided with the 28th anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988