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.

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“Women prisoners of conscience from Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious community are being subjected to verbal abuse, including sexual slurs, and denied proper medical treatment by doctors and other health professionals at Shahr-e Rey prison on the outskirts of Tehran,” Amnesty International said in a statement issued on May 25, 2018.

Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee who ended her 81-day hunger strike on April 24, 2018, has been returned to the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, as she had demanded. Following are excerpts of the first letter she has sent out after going back to Evin.

The International Workers Day is the day to defend justice, equality and human rights for workers on whose toil and efforts, the society's welfare and happiness depend.

Five months after the devastating earthquake that struck Kermanshah on November 12, 2017, residents of the affected areas are still living in deplorable conditions. Countless number of women and innocent children are deprived of their most basic needs.  

One of the most epic confrontations in the world's history of nationalist wars and liberation movements took place on April 8, 2011

Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has recently sent out an open letter from the women’s ward of Evin Prison rebuking Salavati, one of the clerical regime’s notorious judges, who sentenced Ms. Akbari to 15 years’ imprisonment.

A high-ranking mullah recently proclaimed that the compulsory veil should not be considered “compulsory” but “a legal obligation” like any other law. The declaration was an effort to quell the growing wave of protests to the compulsory veil by Iranian women.

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said women were at the center of the nationwide uprising in January 2018, which shook the regime of the mullahs to the core.

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Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian who has been imprisoned for life in the Prison of Khoy, in northwestern Iran, sent out a letter to political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee who have been banished from Evin Prison to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

Special to Al Arabiya English Saturday, 17 February 2018

The English Al-Arabiya news website covered the International Women’s Day conference in Paris on February 17, 2018. Following is the story published by Al-Arabiya English: