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.

Iranian women's presence in the parliament and government is "theatrical", said the secretary of Women's Islamic Coalition, a pro-Khamenei entity, to back up her opposition to the formation of a women's ministry.

Sedigheh Moradi and Mahvash Shahriari, two political prisoners held in Evin Prison's women's ward, were sent to a hospital. The two prisoners were sent from Evin Prison to Tehran's Tajrish Hospital for MRI exams.

Naghmeh Shahi Savandi Shirazi was told that four million likes on her Facebook page threatens the Iranian regime's "national security".
Shahi Savandi is one of eight persons arrested in 2013 for having Facebook accounts and sentenced to over 127 years in prison. She was sentenced to seven years in her initial trial without having access to lawyer.

Nurses in Razi Hospital of Tabriz (northwest Iran) staged a rally on Monday, 3 August protesting Rouhani's Health Ministry plan that aims to provide paycheck to the nurses based on their conduct, whereas currently all the expenses are pocketed by those affiliated to the government. According to this picture the nurses are protesting using slogans such as "Protest" and "No to Discrimination".

Nurses holding protest rallies against a plan presented by Rouhani's Health Ministry have expanded across Iran.
Nurses of Imam Ali Hospital in Lorestan, Ordibehesht Hospital in Shiraz, Khatam al-Anbia' Hospital in Salmas, the so-called Khomeini Hospital in Mahabad, Hashemi-nezhad and Resalat hospitals in Tehran, Rajaie Hospital in Shiraz, Massoud Hospital in Gorgan, Bahonar Hospital in Karaj, and nurses and medical staff of Bukan Hospital protested the measures taken by the Health Ministry.

Iran's government officials were involved in sex trafficking of women and girls, and some of them even forced girls into prostitution rings, a report by the State Department says. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says the report shows the Obama administration's "irresponsibility" in striking a nuclear deal with Tehran.

fter the severe beating and transfer of a female surgeon in Momaseni Hospital to a detention center, and also atrocious conduct against her, the regime's judiciary spokesman said the female surgeon was not detained in a hospital. She was merely directed to a police station while hand-cuffed for some questions (!), he claimed, admitting that the female surgeon was arrested by authorities.

Despite the fact that Iran's universities have developed during the past few decades and the number female graduates have increased, employment for women has only worsened. In fact, with the increasing number of college graduates, their unemployment has actually increased. Unemployment amongst women in Iran has currently reached 40%.

A number of civil activists and family members of protesters killed during the 2009 uprising went to see Ms. Masoumeh Ne'mati, the mother of political prisoner, Atena Daemi on 30 July.

A member of the AIDS Committee in Iran reported a 33% increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Iran.
"The rate of HIV transfer has changed and the number of women diagnosed with this in Iran has increased tenfold," he said, it is noteworthy that not only the age of AIDS infected people has reached 16, but also in recent years the number of aids patients has been moving more towards women and young girls.