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.

A Kurdish woman suffering from cancer took her own life by hanging herself due to poverty and lack of medical care.

Fatemeh Jameh, wife of Omar Hassanzadeh and a resident of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan Province (northwester Iran), ended her life on Monday, April 10, 2018.

Isfahan’s farmers have been staging protests for three consecutive days from April 9 to 11 in Khorasgan Square of Isfahan, central Iran. Women’s presence has been remarkably extensive in these demonstrations which have taken place despite massive control and obstructions by state security forces.

The father of hunger striking political prisoner Golrokh Iraee got to visit his daughter on Sunday, April 8, 2018, under heavy security conditions.

A group of teachers including women staged a protest outside the Department of Education in Khark Island, in the Persian Gulf south of Iran.

The protest took place on Monday, April 9, 2018, against the National Oil Company’s failure to provide free transportation to the port of Boushehr, lying along the southern coasts of Iran.

Protests of plundered people continues in various Iranian cities with active participation of women.

On Monday April 9, 2018, women plundered by the Caspian Institute staged a protest outside Gilan Province’s Governorate building in Rasht, and demanded reimbursement of their assets plundered by this IRGC-backed institute.

A young woman, 26, became victim of an acid attack on the eve of the Persian New Year.

Only 30 hours before the New Year, on March 19, 2018, Massoumeh Jalilpour, 26 from Tabriz, was acid-attacked by a man who supposedly wanted to marry her.

Women residing in Roudbar’s Golshahr-e Imam Reza staged a protest against lack of drinking water in their township.

Roudbar is located in Kerman Province, southern Iran. The residents of Golshahr have repeatedly protested against water cut-offs in this township but have not received any response.

The physical condition of Kurdish woman, political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian has deteriorated due to gastrointestinal problems. Her medical strike is said to have contributed to the problem.

Women teachers and political activists staged a picket line protest on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in solidarity with the imprisoned teacher, Mohammad Habibi.

Agents of the Municipality of Tonekabon, northern Iran, beat up a woman peddling on the street and threw away and damaged her items for sale.