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.

Mullah Movahedi Kermani, Tehran’s temporary Friday prayer leader said, “The society has no duties on non-explicit sins. Improper veiling is an explicit sin and when a sin becomes explicit, everyone is responsible and everyone will be held accountable.”

The Iranian regime's strict dress code for women has become a source of friction between the people and the regime, the commander of Morality Police has admitted.

On January 15, 2015 Basij intelligence forces in Mashhad raided a party and arrested 84 people, including 35 women while they were dancing together. The mullahs’ regime, opposing any individual and social freedom, attempts to intimidate and marginalize young people particularly women by frightening them through random arrests, acid attacks and stabbings.

Atena Faraghdani, detained in a notorious prison, described the horrific conditions inside this prison in a phone call on Jan 17, 2015.  According to Atena, 82 prisoners are held in a small area and have to share one shower and four toilets. Hot water is cut off after 9 am every day, forcing prisoners to take showers with cold water in winter.

A female singer has been banned from performing with her group at a concert in Tehran. Iranian authorities said the show would only be allowed to go ahead if Azerbaijani singer Fargana Qasimov watched her band perform from the sidelines.

Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milani must appear in the Culture and Media Parquet in the next 72 hours, for publication of a screenplay named “Shahrzad, a woman of 1,001 nights”. This book was published under the permit of the Ministry of Culture and has undergone all legal steps for publication, according to Milani.

Nahid Gorji, detained for her cyber activities on Facebook, has been banned from visits and phone calls.

Nahid Gorji was detained by security forces on October 11, 2014. Judiciary officials have announced a bail of 4 billion Rials (about $115,000) for her release, however, she is not able to come up with such money and has been forced to remain in prison.

The Iranian regime officially considers 9 as the age of puberty for girls. Each year the Iranian regime gathers a group of schoolgirls in this age range to participate in a ‘ceremony’ to show that the innocent girls are not only forced to give in to the regime’s misogynist laws - such as mandatory hijab and other restrictions – in fact they must be ready for fixed marriages and having their fates decided for.

Atena Faraghdani, artist and civil activist was summoned to the Iranian regime’s revolution court where she was literally beaten before her parents’ eyes and thus transferred to Qarchak Varamin Prison.

Full gender segregation regulations have been implemented in Isfahan’s Dowlat Abad University and the current winter semester is under such regulations. This has led to major protests in the campus but university officials are paying no attention to the requests made by the progressive students and professors.