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.

Ms. Tahereh Zia'ii was arrested in the morning of Tuesday, October 20, 2015, in front of her house in Isfahan. She was subsequently taken to the prison of Yazd (central Iranian province).

Reyhaneh Haj Ibrahim Dabbagh, Evin political prisoner, is suffering from serious pains in intestines.

Born in 1981, Ms. Dabbagh was arrested during the protests in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

In a panel discussion organized by the presidential directorate on Women and Family Affairs, Jaleh Shadi-Talab presented the results of her research done in 2007 on some 300 prostitutes in Tehran.

Tehran province’s punishment patrols began their rounds Monday morning, October 19, by inspecting some women’s beauty parlors in north Tehran.

“In the past, we received reports on the birth of three to four addicted infants in a month, but unfortunately, with the rise in the number of children born by cardboard-sleeping parents, we receive reports of two births (of addicted children) every day.

The phenomenon of small girls being wedded off has become very common in Iran. In the most recent such case on October 18 the state-run asriran.com website posted a report citing Khorasan daily,

Ahmad Zargar, secretary of the Headquarter to Enjoin Virtue and Prohibit Vice, said the scope of crackdown against women and youths in Iran’s society are very widespread.

The Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani said women must prepare to attend the next Olympics with success.

According to the presidential website, if women observe “Islam’s cultural reservations and religious dignity”,

Following news of the transfer of Narges Mohammadi to hospital, a number of political and civil activists, including Dr. Mohammad Malaki, former head of Tehran University and his wife went to the hospital on the morning of 13 October to visit her.

Monday, October 4, Intelligence Ministry agents arrested Ms. Fatemeh Ziaii and Mr. Mahmoud Azimi in a raid on their residence and took them to an unknown location. Ms. Ziaii was a political prisoner in the 1980s. She was arrested again in 2007 and spent five years in prison.