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.

Domestic violence against women doubled in one year in Iran

Domestic violence against women doubled in one year in Iran

The number of women who have filed complaints against domestic violence has risen about six percent in one year. This is while last year there was a 3.2% increase in domestic violence against women.

Women protest in Karaj, Rasht and Tehran

Iran: Women protest in Karaj, Rasht and Tehran

Iranian women participated in at least three protests in recent days in the cities of Karaj, Rasht and Tehran.

Women plundered by the Padideh Shandiz Institute participated in a protest outside the mullahs’ parliament in Tehran on Sunday, June 10, 2018.


Hassan Tardast, the judge who issued the death penalty for Reyhaneh Jabbari, was introduced as a trusted lawyer to undertake the cases of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.


A young woman who had been arrested during Iran uprising in December 2017-January 2018 has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Massoumeh Mohammadi, 23, a student residing in Fereydoon-kenar, is presently detained in the Prison of Babol, in Mazandaran Province, in northern Iran.


An imprisoned Yaresan woman who has been recently hospitalized in Tehran, is under pressure by prison security guards to wear handcuffs and shackles.


Three more women committed suicide and lost their lives in recent days in three Iranian cities.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, a young woman threw herself off a bridge in the power plant of Azarshahr, in East Azerbaijan Province (northwestern Iran), and lost her life.


The general conditions of political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian has deteriorated in the Prison of Khoy, in northwestern Iran, and she continues to be denied medical treatment despite progress of her illnesses.


Five months on, no news is available on the conditions of a young woman, Mitra Alizadeh, arrested on December 29, 2017, during the uprising in Kermanshah, western Iran.


One of the clerical regime's religious scholars urged the government to take action and "lead the way to solve the problem of Hijab."

Nasser Makarem Shirazi who was speaking to a Ramadan gathering in one of the seminaries in the Holy City of Qom said, "We must note that Hijab is a law; all the laws are obligatory, and people are obliged to follow them."

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Participants in the college entrance exams for assistant physicians and dentists, including a large number of young women, held their second day of protests in Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd against allocation of admission quotas to the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliate paramilitary Bassij.