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.

The Iran Census Center published its statistics report covering March 2014 to March 2015. These numbers show unemployment amongst young women reaching 40% in 20 provinces across the country.

"We the women of Sanandaj do not welcome Rouhani."
This was the main slogan heard from women on 26 July in Sanandaj (western Iran), protesting a visit by Hassan Rouhani. They held placards reading, "Where is my home?" demanding the unresolved housing problem be finally attended to.

Iranian women are continuing their protests on being banned from entering sports stadiums. On July 25, 2015 a group of women in Tehran rallied outside the Iran Volleyball Federation demanding to being allowed to enter sports stadiums during volleyball matches.

The state-run IRNA news agency shed light on segregation against women in Iran regarding their participation in the country's economy. This state-run news agency wrote the rate of men taking part in the economy last year was 67.5% while women were only rated at 12%.

Ms. Farideh Jamshidi in an interview described the innocence of her husband, Hoda Saber, and the cruelty imposed on him and his family by the Iranian regime. She said in this interview:

On the morning of Saturday, July 25 a group of nurses of Tehran's Ruzbeh Hospital went on strike. These nurses numbered 100 in total. They rallied in the hospital's courtyard and made their strike and protests very public.

The second session of court hearings for Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Ibrahimi was held on Tuesday, July 21 while Ibrahimi was not present due to being hospitalized after undergoing surgery.

More than 150 female medical students of Tehran held a protest in front of the Ministry of Health. Protesting students held a demonstration to protest against the regime's discriminatory legislation. According to a recent legislation, the quota for internship for girls is eight years, while it is only two years for boys.

Jamejamonline, a state-run website reported the 'Kamkar' music group did not receive a permit to perform a concert in Iran. This report reads in part:
"During the past few days Reza Yazdani was scheduled to perform a concert in Abadan (southwest Iran).

It has been some time since the arrest of civil and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. Her arrest has raised numerous condemnations from various human rights organizations across the globe. The Denmark Pen Association and Nobel laureates have demanded her release.