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 political prisoners

Women political prisoners have been subjected to additional pressure in Iranian prisons. Political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian had to go on hunger strike, and the detention of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in Evin prison was renewed for another month. A young woman arrested during the uprising in January was sentenced to 74 lashes and one year in prison.

Iran's brave women

Iran's brave women widely participated in the third day of protests and demonstrations in various cities across the country.

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Iran's brave women took part in the protests in Shahin Shahr of Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, and Arak.

Courageous Iranian women took part in protests in Karaj

Courageous Iranian women took part in anti-regime protests in Karaj, west of Tehran, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, for the second consecutive day in step with the fearless youth in this city. They shouted slogans against the regime and clashed with security forces.

Mother of political prisoner

Mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi issued an urgent call to international human rights organizations seeking help to save her son’s life. Meanwhile, she exposed the Judiciary's conspiracy against Soheil Arabi.

The compulsory veil in Iran

The compulsory veil in Iran is the subject of a report recently published by the research center of the mullahs’ parliament (Majlis).

The report entitled, “Effective elements in the implementation of the policies on (women’s) Hijab (veiling) and the available solutions,” has been recently published by the Office of Cultural Studies of the Research Center of Majlis.

the house of Forough Farrokhzad

The house of Forough Farrokhzad, the Iranian poetess, located on Tehran’s Vali-e-Asr Avenue is on the verge of destruction.

The house is a cultural heritage to Iran’s contemporary literature.

Two Sufi women

Two Sufi women were finally sent to hospital after five months of being held in detention despite their critical health conditions.

After persistent inquiries and protests to being deprived of medical treatment, Sepideh Moradi Sarvestani and Shokoufeh Yadollahi were sent to hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, for preliminary examinations and were returned to prison afterwards.

political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian

Political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian sent a message out of prison, condemning the assassination of Kurdish political activist Iqbal Moradi.

Kuurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, presently held in Khoy Prison, northwestern Iran, addressed her open letter to Zaniar Moradi, Iqbal Moradi’s son who is on death-row. In part of her letter, she wrote:

Women defrauded

Women defrauded by Padideh and Caspian financial institutes held protests in parts of Tehran.

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, women defrauded by the Padideh Financial Institute participated in a protest gathering outside the building of the Administrative Court of Justice in Tehran. This is not the first time these defrauded women hold a protest against plunder of their wealth by this institute. This time, they shouted, “Plunder is enough, people’s pockets are empty.”

Sufi woman Sima Entesari

Sufi woman Sima Entesari, who is presently confined in Varamin’s Qarchak Prison, sent out an open letter on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, passing over her revision court.