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.

Sufi woman Shokoufeh Yadollahi

Sufi woman Shokoufeh Yadollahi was sentenced to five years in jail. She is in critical conditions due to lack of medical treatment in prison. In another incident, Evin Prison wardens endangered the life of the elderly mother of a political prisoner, by playing the sound of his cries under torture in a telephone call to his mother.

Civil rights activist Negisa Shahbazi

Civil rights activist Negisa Shahbazi has disappeared since August 1, 2018, when security forces arrested her. No information is available on her whereabouts.

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet was approved on Friday, August 10, 2018, by the UN General Assembly as the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile, was chosen by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Iranian women actively participate

Iranian women actively participated in the protest rallies in Ahvaz, Karun and Tehran on August, 12 and 13, 2018.

On Monday, August 13, 2018, employees of Edalat Stocks companies participated in a protest against the company’s failure to pay 41 months of wage arrears in front of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Tehran, Iran. Iranian women actively participated in the protest rallies of the employees of Edalat Stocks companies.

Sahar Kazemi

Sahar Kazemi, a civil rights and environmental activist and an athletics coach from Sanandaj, was arrested at home on Thursday, August 9, 2018, and transferred to an unknown location.

Women, protesters cheated

Women, protesters cheated by Padideh Shandiz in Mashhad were attacked on the eighth night of their sit-in protest by agents of this fraudulent financial institute.

early marriages

Early marriages threaten health and safety of girl children in Iran.

Official figures indicate that 180,000 early marriages take place in Iran every year and comprise 24 per cent of the total number of marriages.

Sufi women

Sufi women continue to be deprived of their basic human rights at Qarchak Prison in Varamin, north central Iran.

Sepideh Moradi was sentenced in absentia to five years in jail. She had refused to appear in court in protest to unfair trials and denial of legal counsel to Sufi women during court proceedings.

Four young women

Four young women took their own lives in the cities of Babol, northern Iran, Sarpol-e Zahab and Divandarreh, western Iran, and Tehran.

In one of the eastern districts of Babol, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide on Thursday, August 9, 2018. It is said that she took her own life due to pressures which proved to be intolerable for her.

13,000 cases of child abuse

13,000 cases of child abuse, registered during the Persian year 1396 (March 2017- March 2018) in West Azerbaijan Province (northwestern Iran), indicate the horrifying dimensions of this social ailment on the national scale.