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.

South Tehran University officials recently posted a poster on a wall specifying the regulations of hijab for girls on campus.

The following are not allowed for women:

Mohammad Bagheri Bonab, a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) said, “Even if veiled women appear in TV ads, it is still considered wrong under sharia terms. Their presence along with men in ads is considered a type of gender mixture which is also considered wrong.

Ardebil Province’s governor revealed the mullahs’ reactionary beliefs about girls, emphasizing the violation of women and children’s rights, “Today, a girl’s maturity age is equivalent to all the education she requires and getting a diploma is enough for her to get married.

In its session on November 9, members of the Iranian regime’s parliament ordered the Basij to carry out ‘promoting virtue’ measures (Basij forces can approach anyone, anywhere and warn them about their clothing and their behavior).

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) revoked the Iranian regime’s right to host the juvenile world games. FIVB said no international hosting will be granted to Iran until Ghoncheh Ghavami is released and women are permitted to attend matches played in Iranian stadiums.

Nahid Gorji, detained for Internet activities on October 11, 2014 remains in limbo in security entities.

Her interrogator, Heidary, who is also following her dossier, has declared that Nahid’s case has a security nature and no lawyers will be permitted to represent Gorji. The efforts of her family to appoint a lawyer for her have been unsuccessful till now.

A member of the ‘Iran Plastic Surgeons Association’ Board of Directors said the treatment process for acid attack victims will be very long and expensive and the government is obligated to provide the costs.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Fah’d Al Sabah, President of the Asia Olympic Council, demanded an explanation from the Iranian regime about reasons behind the detention of Ghoncheh Ghavami. Sheikh Ahmed al-Fah’d Al Sabah also emphasized he has demanded from the Iranian regime to clarify the status of Ghavami. These remarks made by the President of the Asia Olympic Council were made two days after Ms. Ghavami’s brother said she launched a “dry hunger strike”.

Orumieh Central Prison has a total of 4,095 inmates. 300 of these prisoners are women and 100 are on death row.

It is noteworthy that Orumieh Central Prison is the third largest prison in Iran.

NCRI – The Iranian regime’s parliament approved a bill on Sunday officially putting the members of the Basij paramilitary force in charge of enforcing dress code in Iran and harassing and repressing women and youth in public under the pretext of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice”.