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.

Monthlies

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Introduction

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

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July was marked by the revelation of Ali Khamenei's strongly-worded remarks on compulsory veiling for women.

The speech originally made on May 9, 2016, to the Council of the National Popular Front for Virtue and Veiling,

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June was marked with the execution of a woman and continued mistreatment of women political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.

Nargess Mohammadi went on hunger strike to demand her right to call her children on the phone.

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The most important development in the month of May, was escalation of social repression.

A series of violent raids on private parties all across the country which involved the arrest of young men and women,

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The month of April was marked by the second round of so-called elections for the regime's parliament and the Assembly of Experts.

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The month of March 2016 marked international women’s day celebrations as well as the beginning of the Persian New Year, ‘Norouz’.

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The month of February in Iran was marked by mounting pressure on female prisoners and increasing restrictions on their medical services.

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 The brutal crackdown and violations of women’s rights continued throughout the first month of 2016 in Iran. Long jail sentences were given to human rights activists and prisoners who were constantly deprived of their fundamental human rights.