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.

Mothers and relatives of political prisoners arrested outside of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison remain in limbo four days after being arrested. Three female prisoners who were transferred to Gharchak Varamin Prison are on hunger strike.

Mahmoud Mirfeizi, head of Golestan Province’s police said, “The police have designed a system through which more control will be imposed on individuals not abiding by clothing regulations or hijab in respect to the specified standards.

A female prisoner, Hajar Safari of Tabriz Central Prison’s women’s ward was executed in the courtyard with three other prisoners on 12 November.

Following the publication of news regarding the arrest and vicious beating of Hashem Zeinali, the father of Saeed Zeinali, Behnaz – his daughter – took to Facebook and posted the following text:

The Iran Statistic Center reported recent figures showing unemployment in 11 provinces amongst women between the ages of 15 to 24 above 50%. These statistics were reported 43.8% from March 2014 to March 2015.

On 18 November, a number of children under the age of 18 had gone to Evin Prison to visit their imprisoned mothers. While they were waiting and their mothers were getting ready to enter the visiting hall,

A plan organized to confront clothing store owners under the pretext of “non-Islamic and repulsive clothing” has been placed on police agenda in Iran.

South Khorasan Province’s police deputy in social affairs said Firouzeh amphitheater was closed because the audience did not abide by Islamic rules.

Safi Golpaygani, a senior cleric of the Iranian regime, called for more measures of “protecting virtue and prohibiting vice.”

“Be careful. The issue of hijab that is related to our morals must be looked upon, so that flaws will be eliminated,” he said.

A student in Maragheh University was expelled from her dormitory for attempting to commit suicide. Parisa Kh., was continuously interrogated by campus security last year for improper veiling.