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.


Vast protests

The situation of nurses' employment and occupation in Iran merits attention.

According to the latest figures compiled on the number of protests taking place in Iran, an average of 20 protests take place in Iran every day. One of the sectors constantly staging protests are the nurses. Despite their heavy-duty involving a lot of work, pressure and harms, the majority of nurses in Iran do not have official employment. They work on temporary contracts. They are offered a small salary and even that small salary is not regularly paid.

Women demoted

With the appointment of two men instead of the women who headed the Environmental Protection Agency and the Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, the mullahs’ president, Hassan Rouhani, faced more criticisms for decreasing the number of women in his cabinet after failing to appoint any woman as cabinet minister.


A letter by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared, from Evin Prison

In the name of God, in the name of freedom, knowledge and justice

We have already spoken of the magnificent stories of those fallen for freedom. We have written many poems and songs about the most splendid epics created in the Iranian people’s quest for freedom.

Our hearts are filled with love and faith when we hail the lofty souls of those heroes in chains and those who sealed their honesty and loyalty with ultimate sacrifice.

Women lead the force

August 5, 1993, marks a milestone in the struggles of Iranian women, and the Iranian opposition, the PMOI/MEK which forms the backbone of the democratic alternative to the clerical regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

On this day, 24 women were unanimously voted to the PMOI's all-female Leadership Council to hold the helms of affairs in the organization.

On the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran

The 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran

Iranian women

Higher education and employment have always contributed in any country to the improvement of the younger generations’ life and progress of the society as a whole.

Maryam Akbari Monfared

Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner detained in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, addressed a letter to the ambassadors who recently visited Evin prison. She wrote about issues that had been concealed by the Iranian regime’s authorities during their visit.

Political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee wrote an open letter to the ambassadors of 45 foreign countries who went on a guided tour to Evin Prison on July 5, 2014.

The following article by Raha Bahraini, Amnesty International’s Iran researcher, appeared on the website of British daily INDEPENDENT on July 13, 2017.

The annual gathering of the Iranian opposition for a free Iran convened in Villepinte, Paris, in the afternoon of Saturday, July 1, 2017, lasting for 10 hours.