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

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,

Sahar Beheshti, who had been arrested Friday afternoon along with her husband Mostafa Islami, was released Saturday afternoon, on bail bond.

Sajedi Nia, Commander of the State Security Force announced that "more than 4,400 clothes shops were sealed" just last year "for offering indecent apparel violating public morality."

The misogynic Iranian regime issued a directive prohibiting all correspondence between female prisoners in Evin Prison and their families. In the women’s ward just female political prisoners are held.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns the sentence issued by the misogynist judiciary of the Iranian regime against Ms. Nargess Mohammadi.