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.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, the Iranian woman who was hanged yesterday by the Iranian regime’s henchman after 7 years imprisonment had released her will in a voice message from prison. .

The United States on Saturday condemned the hanging of the Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been imprisoned for over seven years.

"We condemn this morning's execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari," said the statement by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

Agents of the Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) arrested Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh outside the Interior Ministry on Saturday, October 25 while she was protesting against the recent wave of brutal acid attacks on women and girls.

The Iranian regime’s henchman hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari after being sentenced to death for stabbing an agent of the regime’s intelligence that tried to rape her.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance described the hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26- years old decorator as another sign of savagery and misogyny of the clerical regime.

The deputy in women’s affairs in Rouhani’s cabinet said, “The scale of human development in any country is the presence of women in the country’s economy and recreation. In Iran, despite an increase in the number of educated women and female students, we are witnessing that there is no balance in Iran’s job market. The job market is controlled by men. The number of female parliamentarians is only 9 amongst 290.”  

A number of members of the Iranian regime’s Parliament have presented a plan aimed at increasing repression against women and girls to an unprecedented level. The plan has specified how to take measures against improper veiling, the so-called inappropriate clothing of women and houses that have satellite receivers. According to this repressive plan, those who violate these regulations will be fined from 2 to 10 million rials (around $70 to $350).

Nasrin Sotudeh was banned from practicing law for 3 years at the request of Evin prison’s prosecutor on 18 October. The judge had previously told Sotudeh that she should hand her certificate to the court and pull back from advocacy for now because the court is under pressure.

At least 6 women in Isfahan have been attacked by acid thrown in their faces in the past weeks. They are all hospitalized in Isfahan’s Faiz Hospital. One of the victims is a 21 year-old girl. In addition to the acid thrown on her face, acid has also entered her mouth and burned her inner organs. Witnesses say that the common characteristic of all the victims was that they were young, beautiful and didn’t wear chadors.

A new wave of AIDS is advancing in Iran. Statistical details show this wave has targeted women more than ever.  Official numbers show 35% of those suffering from AIDS in 2012 were women.  In addition, the age of infected individuals is decreasing. Of all those suffering from this disease 11% are between the ages of 15 to 24 and 37% are between 25 to 34 years of age.