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.

Thousands of women and men took to the streets and the main mosque of Kazeroun for the fifth consecutive day. Kazeroun is one of the major cities of Fars Province in southern Iran.

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee refused to accept officials’ promises to break her hunger strike in return for being sent back to Evin Prison. She accused them of giving false promises.

Students and graduates of laboratory sciences in Tehran staged a protest on Thursday, April 19, 2018, outside Tehran’s Medical Organization. The majority of protesters were women.

There are 500,000 illiterates between 10 and 49 years of age in Khuzistan Province, southwestern Iran, 30 per cent of whom are women. Eight per cent are absolutely illiterate. 

A young woman committed suicide in Tehran on Thursday, April 19, 2018. She threw herself off the bridge of Towhid Tunnel on Navab Highway. She was immediately transferred to the emergency. (The state-run ILNA news agency – April 19, 2018)

Residents of Kazeroun, in souther Iranian Fars Province, including a remarkable number of brave women continued their protests against segregation of the city for the fourth consecutive day.

Shokoufeh Yadollahi, a Yarsan woman imprisoned in the notorious Qarchak Prison of Varamin needs urgent medical care and treatment.

Ms. Yadollahi was badly brutalized during arrest and subsequently under torture as a result of which she has lost her sense of smell.

Women plundered by IRGC-backed financial institutes participated and led two of the protests in Tehran and Ahwaz.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, women and men whose properties and assets have been swindled by Caspian Institute, marched into the banks section of Tehran’s International Exhibition and chanted slogans. (See videoclip)

Thousands of residents of Kazeroun, one of the major cities of Fars Province in southern Iran, staged a huge demonstration for the third consecutive day in the city’s main square. Women’s presence in this protest on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, was active and remarkable.

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee is in critical conditions after 75 days of hunger strike and refusing food.

Ms. Iraee has lost 22 kilograms and suffers from low blood pressure. She is not able to walk or talk.