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.

Articles

Illiteracy rampant and growing among Iran’s women and girls

Over 50 per cent of university graduates in Iran are young women. Ironically, more than 60 per cent of the country’s 9.5 million illiterates are also women. On the International Literacy Day, September 8, the situation of illiteracy among Iranian women and girls merits attention.

In memory of the leading women of Ashraf slain on September 1, 2013

The struggle by the Iranian opposition movement is being led by selfless women who have sacrificed everything in their own lives to bring freedom and democracy to their people in Iran. Over the years, these leading women have become indispensable to the Iranian opposition in its struggle for regime change and democracy. So, at every crucial juncture, women are seen playing their crucial role in the movement.

Sex slavery

The state-run media in Iran have for the first time revealed sexual abuse of women and use of sex slavery in the Iranian tourism industry.

These media reports have tried to portray the business as illegal and play down the role and involvement of the clerical regime’s officials.

Great energy

Iranian women are obviously having their effective impact on the new wave of protests that have been sweeping the country especially over the past week, so much that the regime’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has been compelled to speak out.

Constitutional Revolution

August 5th marks the anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran which aimed to establish democracy, the rule of law, and a parliament of people’s elected representatives, and push Iran towards progress and advancement.

Before the Constitutional Revolution, women in Iran were not entitled to any rights and were completely excluded from social activities, restricted to household chores.

Women political prisoners

Women political prisoners, Maryam Akbari Monfared and Golrokh Iraee, remember victims of the 1988 massacre.

On the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, women political prisoners Maryam Akbari Monfared and Golrokh Iraee sent out an open letter from the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison in which they stressed that “preserving the history of the 1980s which is part of the Iranian history is the duty of every Iranian.”

World’s women support Iranian

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.