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.

Women join protests of sugarcane workers of Haft Tappeh Factory

The strike and demonstrations of sugarcane workers of Haft Tappeh Industrial Complex in Shush, saw the widespread, active and outspoken participation of women during the weekend, November 16-18, 2018.

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Industrial Complex have been on strike for 14 days.

Women carpet weavers receive only 380,000 toumans a month

Women carpet weavers in the surrounding villages of Kerman weave expensive carpets with more than 18 hours of daily work. However, from an 11-million-touman worth carpet, women carpet weavers receive a monthly salary of only 380,000 toumans.

Fatemeh Bahmani

The Coordinating Council of Iranian Educators’ Guild Organization has announced that 12 teachers have been arrested so far. A female teacher named Ms. Vaezi from Shiraz and Fatemeh Bahmani, a female activist from Arak, are among the teachers arrested and detained during the strike and the sit-in of teachers in various cities across Iran.

United Nations

The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted its 65th resolution on Thursday, November 16, 2018, censuring violations of human rights and women's rights in Iran.

Golrokh Iraee

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee reached out in an open letter to protest continued denial of medical treatment to her husband Arash Sadeghi, a political prisoner detained in Gohardasht Prison who suffers from cancer, and called for help to save his life.

Teachers go on strike; other sectors continue their protests in Iran

The strikes and sit-ins of teachers as well as protests by other social sectors continued in recent days across Iran.

Hiking requires husband or father’s permission for women

Married women must have their husbands’ permission, and single women as well as young women under 20 years must have their fathers’ permission before they can participate in any hiking or nature tours. This instruction was issued by the Hiking Board of Razavi Khorasan Province to all clubs in the province.

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and political prisoner at Evin Prison, filed a complaint against the head and the judicial deputy of Evin Prison on Sunday, November 11, 2018, for issuing a ban on her visiting rights.

Teachers and educators begin second round of strikes and sit-ins

Teachers and educators began their second round of nationwide strikes and sit-ins on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

The Coordination Council of Teachers and Educators called for a second round of protests on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, 2018, where teachers do not go to classes and stay in the schools’ offices.

Sharareh Almassi, 85th woman executed in Iran under Rouhani

A young woman by the name of Sharareh Almassi was hanged on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in the Central Prison of Sanandaj after five years of imprisonment.