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.

Acting Deputy Minister of Health for Education pointed out that there is a shortage of 100,000 nurses in the country, but added,

“Nursing students will be admitted to (work in) hospitals only after passing an exam and none of them can graduate without passing the endorsed

curriculum for training of nurses.”

The reaction comes apparently after widespread protests across the country by nursing students and professors to the new directive of the Health Ministry on hospitals’ admission of nursing students.

He claimed there was a “misinterpretation” of the directive and that no private or public institution is allowed to violate the standard curriculum for training of nurses.

Hamid Akbari acknowledged that the country needs 100,000 nurses while medical students can produce a maximum of 4,000 graduates of nursing every year.

(State-run Fars news agency,, December 3, 2015)

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