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

The repressive laws imposed by the religious dictatorship ruling Iran were challenged even more by the Iranian people, particularly women in the month of December.

The battle between the misogynist mullahs’ regime and Iranian women continued with utmost intensity in the month of November...

October 2014 was a new page in the history of repression against women in Iran as the Iranian regime’s cruel misogynist measures of war against women took to another level. The grounds for these crimes were prepared in previous months as news came out of new legalized gender segregation in municipalities, the formation of repressive police to control women’s veiling, the reduction of women’s rights in their private lives and a step-up in executions under the so-called “moderate” Rouhani government.  

We start this monthly in memory of 6 courageous women killed in the September 1, 2013 massacre in Camp Ashraf when Iraqi forces affiliated to Maliki’s government staged a brutal attack under the behest of the Iranian regime in hopes to annihilate its opposition. 52 refugees, protected persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention were killed, 6 were women and 7 others, 6 of which were women were taken hostage. We still have no information of their whereabouts...

We witnessed the blatant face-off between the mullahs’ regime against Iranian women and repeated positions taken by Iranian officials to impose mandatory hijab and gender segregation in offices and public areas in the month of August. This began with gender segregation being imposed in the Tehran municipality and this measure is now spreading...

The month of July was a month of increased pressure on women as a result as gender segregation and the clampdown on women under the pretext of “bad hijab” became the main topic covered by the media.

Human rights violations against women in Iran continued during this month, and were widely covered by the international media.
Women’s death penalties were carried out, as well as arrest and imprisonment. Women were deprived of the most initial medical treatment in prison, pressure on them was intensified under the pretext of veiling, and discrimination in employment raged on.

The month of April was simultaneous with the escalation of pressure and repression against women such as issuing death sentences, detentions and violations of women’s basic rights including the raid by the Iranian regime's repressive State Security Forces and prison authorities to a section of a women prison in the Shahr-e-ray, located in Greater Tehran metropolitan area, harshly beating the defenseless female prisoners.

March was a month in which we witnessed various news on the situation of women in Iran. As the world continues to witness Iranian women executed, detained, banned from education, as well as women who committed suicide or set themselves on fire, the NCRI Women’s Committee bears the responsibility to be their voice. All these indicate ongoing suppression and violation of basic rights against women in Iran and still yet Iranian women stand in the forefront of resisting the Iranian regime’s misogynist policies.