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

NCRI - August 24, 2013 - A senior Iranian cleric has restated the regime's draconian stance that mixed-gender universities are 'harmful'.

Isfahan Friday preacher Seyed Yousif Tabatabai told the Central Council meeting at the Islamic Private University: "There is no doubt that with mixed-gender, Islamic behaviors are not practiced. Our society need only religion, and even Ph.D. certificates are useless."

NCRI - August 26, 2013 - Female political prisoners in Tehran's Evin Prison have been denied visits from their children for more than a month, according to reports from Iran.

Among the women refused permission to see their children are Faran Hessami, the mother of a four-year-old girl, Maryam Akbari Monfared, a mother of three girls aged 7, 13 and 14 year-old girls, Sediqeh Moradi, mother of a girl aged 14 and Fariba Kamal Abadi, mother of a 16-year-old girl.

NCRI - August 21, 2013 - The Iranian regime's new president Hassan Rouhani has tried to hide the regime's misogyny by claiming he can have no women in his cabinet due to the current critical state of the nation.

Speaking on Monday as he introduced his new Interior Minister, Rouhani said: "Not using women in ministerial positions is due to country’s special conditions."

NCRI - August 20, 2013 - The Iranian regime's security forces have told women they face arrest for being 'badly veiled' while on recreational boats this summer.

The warning is a sign that there will be no relaxing of the strict dress codes for women under new president of the Iranian regime, Hassan Rouhani's rule.

NCRI - August 17, 2013 - In line with the Iranian regime plans for gender segregation in universities in Iran, the first women only university in central province of Semnan in Iran will open in September.

Saifollah Sa’adeddin, head of this university has declared that the university will be state-operated and work with the approval of Ministry of Science and shall abide by state university regulations.

NCRI - August 15, 2013 - The commander of the Iranian regime’s security forces rejected the possibility that the policy of imposing upon women the use of the veil would loosen under Rouhani’s presidential term.

IRGC Brigadier General Ahmadi Moqaddam told the state-run Mehr news agency, “The time has not come for women to put aside their veils. There has been no change in the status of women’s hijab as Rouhani takes the office.”

NCRI - August 08, 2013 - The Iranian regime has closed down 235 shops in Tehran for selling the clothing that the mullahs consider “improper and vulgar."

Tehran's Police chief, Hossein Sajedinia said "from the beginning of this week the State Security Force inspected 2,630 clothing stores and shut down 235 shops."

NCRI - August 09, 2013 - The Iranian mullahs are installing closed-circuit cameras in girls' schools across the country in the latest in a wave of suppressive measures against women in the regime.

The move comes after plans by the Science Ministry to begin the same-sex segregation of universities across the country.

NCRI - June 30, 2013 - The Iranian regime has warned that more draconian security measures will come into force - including a crackdown on the rights of women - amid fears among the ruling elite of further public uprisings.

Ibrahim Raeisi - the first deputy of the regime's judicial system - said anyone causing social disorder would be 'dealt with seriously'.

NCRI - June 18, 2013 - The misogynist clerical regime in Iran has deprived the Iranian women and girls from attending Wednesday's gathering in Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) stadium to celebrate Iranian national football team's qualifying to enter 2014 World Cup matches.