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's protest in Rasht

Women actively participated in protests by different sectors of Iranian society held in recent days.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, a group of defrauded clients of Padideh Shandiz held a protest outside the mullahs’ parliament in Tehran and demanded reimbursement of their funds and properties.

On Monday, November 5, 2018, a group of the residents of Mashhad, accompanied the family of Mr. Hashem Khastar, in their protest outside the Ebn-e Sina Hospital, demanding his release. An activist of the Teachers’ League, this retired teacher was arrested arbitrarily at home on October 24, 2018.  

The State Security Force arrested two women, Mr. Khastar’s son and a few other persons in a bid to apprehend his wife, Ms. Sedigheh Maleki.

On November 1, 2018, Ms. Maleki obtained permission from the court to visit her husband in hospital, but she was not allowed to meet him. She was told that since she gives interviews to the media, they would not give her permission to visit her husband.

Plundered women held protests on Monday, November 5, 2018, both in Tehran and Rasht. Women swindled by the IRGC-backed Caspian Credit Institute gathered outside the office of the mullahs’ president, Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran and also outside one of the company’s branches in Rasht.

Also on Monday, land owners in Tehran’s Moradabad of Poonak held a protest gathering because the Azad University of Research Sciences has confiscated their lands.

Medical Sciences volunteers of Tehran’s Azad University, including a considerable number of young women, protested cancellation of their registration on November 3 and 4 outside the university’s central building and outside the mullahs’ parliament.

Students of Chabahar’s Naval University also held a strike on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, in protest to the horrible quality of food at this university. The university’s food contains worms, and several students have been poisoned. The unsanitary condition of the campus is also among the reasons the students of Chabahar’s Naval University went on strike.

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