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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World’s women support Iranian women’s struggle for freedom as was expressed in the annual grand gathering of the Iranian Resistance held in Paris on Friday, June 30, 2018.

Gathering of Iranians in Paris

Grand Gathering of Iranians in Paris - A number of women dignitaries from the U.S., Europe and Latin America expressed their solidarity in messages to the Iranian diaspora who are holding their annual gathering on June 30, 2018, in Paris.

mysterious death of Zahra Kazemi

Mysterious death of Zahra Kazemi is unraveled after 15 years.

On July 11, 2003, an Iranian-Canadian journalist, Zahra Kazemi, was pronounced dead at Baghyatollah military hospital in Tehran.

Zahra Kazemi had been arrested on June 23, 2003, outside the Evin Prison in Tehran while she was taking pictures from a gathering of the families of Evin prisoners.

Challenging independence of the Iranian Judiciary

Challenging independence of the Iranian Judiciary, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh wrote an open letter from inside Evin Prison, explaining the reason for her arrest and outlining her positions to inform her fellow compatriots.

Gang rapes of 41 young women and girls in Iranshahr

Gang rapes of 41 young women and girls in Iranshahr have shocked and outraged the Iranian society. According to the reports and investigations done so far, the gang rapes of 41 young women and girls in Iranshahr were carried out by a gang of four men affiliated with paramilitary institutes, i.e. the Bassij.

Zeinab Jalalian slams mullahs for hypocrisy and dishonesty

Zeinab Jalalian has recently sent out a letter from Khoy Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran. This Kurdish woman political prisoner with a life sentence who has already been in jail for 11 years under inhuman conditions and tortured viciously under interrogation, has written to foil the regime’s new scheme to pretend that Ms. Jalalian is receiving medical treatment in prison.

Resistant political prisoner and human rights defendant Atena Daemi has recently sent out a letter from Evin Prison on May 25, 2018. In this letter, she has condemned the death penalty and all forms of violence. She has spoken about the death-row political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi and the suffering of his family.

“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.