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.

Statements

Following the adoption of UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action, which underlines priority of gender equality in education and calls on member states to ensure equal opportunities for women and men, the clerical regime's leaders and officials made comments, vividly demonstrating the medieval and misogynous nature of the regime.

In an appalling measure, the clerical regime deprived five female Iranian athletes for one year from participating in all national and international tournaments for "failing to observe Islamic codes" while participating in China's Open billiard competitions.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a call on international human rights and women's rights organizations, women's rights activists, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, and on the UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Arrests, to undertake urgent and effective measures to free Ms. Shahnaz Akmali, mother of a young man killed by security forces in the 2009 uprising.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the clerical regime's suppressive measures against two Kurdish political prisoners, Ms. Afsaneh Bayazidi and Ms. Hajar Piri.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran salutes the freedom-loving women who have defied the state-sponsored violence against women and carry on with their struggle for regime change in Iran. The Women's Committee also commemorates those women who gave their lives in this confrontation with utmost courage.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urges all international human rights and women's rights organizations

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns awarding the Women's World Chess Championship to Iran under the rule of the mullahs' religious dictatorship. The NCRI Women's Committee urges FIDE to cancel its decision.

The mullahs' anti-human regime, on the eve of new academic year, has resorted to new repressive and misogynistic measures in universities and educational centers in fear of student protests.

Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader, issued a ridiculous fatwa banning women's bicycling in public and in front of strangers.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, in the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee,