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 - June 6, 2011 - Women’s World Communication Organization (WWCO), a women’s rights advocate entity that based on its annual procedure nominates the best and the worst judges in the world regarding their loyalty to the equality between women and men in implementing the justice, selected Mohseni Ejei, the Iranian regime’s cruel prosecutor as the worst judge in the world and announced him as the winner of this year’s international truncheon prize.

NCRI - June 1, 2011 - The fascist mullahs ruling Iran, this morning, Wednesday 11 June 2011, perpetrated another inhumane crime. IRGC guards and plainclothes agents of Khamenei raided the burial ceremony of Mr. Ezzatollah Sahabi, and murdered his daughter Hale Sahabi through beating her until she passed out and died. Subsequently, the regime called this villainous and heinous crime a “heart stroke”.

NCRI - March 9, 2011 - During the protest of March 8 in Tehran, the brave youths clashed with the regime’s suppressive agents in Sadeghieh. A big number of demonstrators were arrested and transferred in buses to suppression centers.

There were a big number of protesters on the streets and alleys and circle of Arya-Shahr. Suppressive forces, especially the ant-riot guard, were stationed on the streets as people started their protests; however, more forces were dispatched after the dark.

NCRI - March 9, 2011 - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian resistance, lauded the courage of women and the youth who stood up against the dictatorship of velayat-e faqih on Tuesday, March 8 in Tehran and other cities of Iran.


Particularly addressing the brave girls and women, she said: “On the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, the most glorious and magnificent commemoration of the International Women’s Day is to stand for overthrowing the misogynous rule of mullahs which you have risen for.

Large presence of women in the crowd, they took to the streets despite tight security measures

NCRI -March 8, 2011 Courageous women, along with youths and protestors took to the streets in large numbers on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day in various parts of the Iranian capital, to express their anger and protests against the misogynist and inhuman mullahs' regime.

NCRI -January 30, 2011 - Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, NCRI Women's Committee Chair, described the barbaric execution of Ms. Zahra Bahrami as an indication of the weakness of a regime that is becoming increasingly loathed by the Iranian people, especially women, who are resolute in bringing down this misogynist religious fascism ruling Iran and in replacing it with a democracy and popular rule.

NCRI - November 9, 2010 - Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI’s Women’s Committee, described candidacy of the misogynous regime of mullahs for membership in the Board of Directors of the UN Women as an insult to all Iranian women and all women’s rights advocates around the world. She called on all countries not to support the regime’s membership in the UN body, a regime that has executed tens of thousands of women political prisoners, and do not allow the mullahs to exploit the UN bodies.

International call for release of political prisoners and detainees, especially women


NCRI - September 6, 2010 -  The Iranian regime arrested on Sunday the defense lawyer of a number of political prisoners, Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh, in Tehran. The agents of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security in an earlier incident on August 28 had gone to her workplace and residence and confiscated some files and her private properties.

NCRI - May 3, 2010 - NCRI's Women's Committee Chair, Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, in a letter to the UN Secretary General, President of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and aheads of member states, condemned the membership of the religious and misogynist dictatorship ruling Iran in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, describing it as being contrary to the objectives and programs of the commission.

NCRI -  August 15, 2009 - Women political prisoners in Ward209 of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison are kept in inhumane conditions and are subjected to various forms of physical and psychological torture. The cells in this ward are overloaded with prisoners following the transfer of women and girls arrested in the course of nationwide uprising.