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.

Tehran city council member Rasoul Khodadad says a number of homeless people sleeping in the streets are now suffering from diseases such as Hepatitis, AIDS, gall and louse, the state-run Tabnak website reported. However, Health Ministry hospitals are not accepting them due to the fact that they don't have any credit or money.

The state-run Youth Reporters Club wrote: "Fateme Moghimi, head of the Iran Women Commerce Center said day by day we are faced with more limitations imposed on women's presence in the economic field, including how they are hired, provided leave, paid and the amount of their wages, along with their contracts not being extended."

Isfahan Province Governor Rasoul Zargarpour said the number of addicted women in this province is higher than the country’s average and this is very concerning. The next step of women’s addiction is prostitution, he said.

A mother and her 8-year old daughter were the target of an acid attack by a man who is said to be mentally retarded. This incident took place last Wednesday in the village of Baluran in Lorestan Province, (western Iran). The attacker acid attacked his nephew following a family dispute, and when his sister-in-law entered the scene to defend her daughter he also attacked her and splashed more acid.

The state-run Tasnim news agency wired a short report on more homeless women sleeping in the streets.“In the past few years Iran’s society has been witnessing an increase in the rate of homeless people sleeping in the streets,” the report reads.

Reporters without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the Iranian regime's persecution of journalists and bloggers after a wave of arrests of Internet users in recent days as a result of Revolutionary Guard monitoring of online social networks... The victims of the latest round-up include Mahmud Moussavifar and Shayan AkbarPour, two Internet activists who ran the Rahian Facebook page and a blog called Rahi, which cannot currently be accessed.

Abolfazl Abu-Torabi, member of the Legal and Judiciary Commission in mullahs'parliament, referred to 300 cases of acid attacks in one year and said, "There have been no declines in the punishment of acid attacks."

A large portion of the unemployed educated population in Iran have expertise degrees. Unemployment rates of educated people with degrees higher than expertise have been on the rise in the past few years. A large portion of this inactive population are educated women. Of the 5.7 million inactive educated population in Iran, 3,406,762 are women.

Reports indicate that on 22 June, coinciding with the second round of the volleyball competitions held in the 12,000-seat Azadi Stadium in Tehran, the regime's repressive forces resorted to using checkpoints in order to prevent women from entering the arena.

Atena: Prior to 2009 I always asked myself why some people can't ever make ends meet despite working so hard. I also asked myself why some small children are forced to do such heavy labor.