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 - 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.

NCRI - July 18, 2009 - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect, called on the United Nations Secretary General and High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as human rights and women's rights organizations, lawyers and jurists unions to condemn the violent arrest of Ms. Shadi Sadr, a lawyer, journalist and women's rights activist.

NCRI Women’s Committee calls on world community to condemn suppression of women, sever diplomatic ties and impose sanctions on Mullahs’ regime

NCRI -June 23, 2009 - The scenes of the martyrdom of Neda Salehi Agha Soltani, a young woman who was gunned down on June 20th by agents of the regime, have gripped the world.

NCRI - May 1, 2009 - Delara Darabi, 23, was hanged this morning, May 1, despite widespread international opposition. This has shocked all freedom loving and democratic forces around the world.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, described the execution of the young woman, who at the time of the crime attributed to her was only 17 as a sign of savagery, barbarism and misogyny of the medieval regime ruling Iran. She urged the international community to condemn this unprecedented and hideous crime.

NCRI - February 27, 2009 - The misogynist mullahs’ regime has increased its suppression of women in a bid to prevent the rise of protest acts by Iranian women.

In the city of Sanandaj, the regime’s agents flogged two female labour activists, identified as Sousan Zazani and Shiva Kheirabadi. They were arrested on allegations of participating in Labour Day demonstrations.

NCRI - December 7, 2007 - The mullahs' regime has created a new suppressive force called the "Special Police Station Women." The news was announced by Fariba Shygan, a women commander and the head of Kosar Higher Education Institute, belonging to the State Security Forces (SSF), the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

NCRI - November 29, 2007 - Ali Reza Jamshidi, mullahs' judiciary spokesman announced that Ms. Zahra Kazemi [the slain Iranian-Canadian photojournalist] murder case will soon be reopened by the regime's Supreme Court, the official news agency IRNA reported this afternoon. "The case has been brought to the attention of a branch of Supreme Court.