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.

Unofficial figures indicate that the number of addicted women in Iran has risen from 3 to 12 per cent.

Ahmad Kaheh, general director of public education at the Social Directorate of the State Security Force, announced that the percentage of women used to be three per cent in the past, but unofficial figures indicate that it has risen to 12 per cent of the population of addicts.

Some 20 young women and men were arrested at a party in Khazarshahr, near Fereydoun Kenar, northern Iran.

The State Security forces attacked a villa in Fereydoun Kenar, Mazandaran Province, on Thursday, May 17, 2018, arresting 20 young women and men and confiscating their vehicles.

Two young women committed suicide recently in a village in Ilam.

On Friday, May 18, 2018, a 17-year-old woman committed suicide and lost her life in Hilan district of Tazeh-abad village in Ilam Province, western Iran.

Protests by all social strata continue all across Iran and women are present in every scene.

The residents of Kazeroun took to the streets again on Thursday, May 17, 2018, to protest against the atrocities of security forces the night before. And again they were attacked. Clashes spread throughout the city and the city’s atmosphere was tense all day.

Eleven detainees including a woman arrested in Arak during the Iran uprising in December 2017- January 2018 appeared in court.

Neda Yousefi and ten others faced trial on the charge of “disrupting public order” at branch 102 of the Penal Court of Shazand, Arak, on Monday, May 14, 2018.

It is the right of U17 women to participate in the Youths’ Olympic in Argentina.

This was the reaction of the head coach of Women’s U17 futsal team to the withdrawal of her team from the Youths’ Olympic games. She said, “Girls’ participation in these competitions is their right.”

The average marriage age for girls is in Zaweh is 11. Zaweh is a village located near a town by the same name in Razavi Khorassan Province in northeastern Iran.

Thousands of men and women took to the main square of Kazeroun on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in protest to the division of this major city in Fars Province in southern Iran. Women’s participation in this protest march was numerous and active.

Zahra Zare’e, presently confined at the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, is in dire physical condition, suffering from seizure and nervous convulsions.

Zahra Zare’e and her husband were arrested on February 18, 2018, and transferred to solitary confinement at the notorious Ward 209 of Evin under interrogation.

Kurdistan Mothers for Peace and Reconciliation visited Dayeh Sharifeh (Sharifeh Zarini), mother of death row political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi, on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and expressed their solidarity. Ramin’s sister, Ms. Parvaneh Hossein Panahi, was also present.