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.

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.

Suppressive plan called "Virtue and the Veil" reflects the fact that women's oppression is still in the top policies of the regime. The plan was instructed by the Rouhani government to universities.

According to this outrageous plan, the size of heels and fingernails and color of female students’ clothing are specified, and female students must pledge to respect these medieval and insulting instructions.

For male students some criteria have also been specified such as: "The use of tie and bow tie of any kind is prohibited. Use of short and tight pants, tight and thin pants and deliberately torn and patched pants, long hair longer than one's collar... is prohibited." (The state-run Mehr News Agency, September 19, 2016)

On these suppressive plans of the clerical regime, the chairwoman of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said: “Such plans and implementing these criteria on university campuses is meddling in the most private aspects of people’s lives and is simply indicative of the fear of the clerical regime from the Iranian women and the younger generation. Their implementation only adds to the hatred of the Iranian people at large and their unity and solidarity to spread their protests until freedom and democracy are realized in Iran.

Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

September 23, 2016

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